Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPR Survey)

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It is not only wise for you to find any buried or hidden utilities before commencing any project on your site; in many cases it is also a legal requirement. This being so, you need to complete safe and detailed locating of these services underground on the site you wish to develop. As you plan construction and/or demolition activities, you are required to detect, trace and identify underground utilities.

At times, the utility surveys that may have been done in the past may not give a clear picture of what is underground, whether due to inferior equipment used at the time or new utilities being added in recent years. Radiodetection techniques can fail to detect nonmetallic utilities such as plastic gas and water pipes, fibre optics and drainage pipes whose presence cannot be identified using sound.

At this point, you need specialists with the right resources and skills to offer comprehensive ground penetrating radar services. Indigo Surveys Ltd has highly qualified surveyors with a wealth of experience in the field. We have an office in Chester, from where we administer many services. Our professional surveyors are operational from Chester, Birmingham and London, leaving us ideally positioned to provide reliable services around the UK, quickly and efficiently.

What is a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey?

Since you might need a survey with a ground penetrating radar (GPR), it can be of great help to understand just what the activity is. The survey is a geophysical procedure aimed at imaging beneath the ground’s surface, in order to detect any buried utilities. This is a non-destructive method, one that uses radar pulses to get images of the subsurface.

The electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum is utilised to detect signals, therefore, imaging any below-ground services. At times, the ground penetrating radar survey might seem a little complex. We understand this at Indigo Surveys, so as our specialists visit your site and conduct the survey, we make sure that we keep you informed in clear and helpful terms.

Once you enlist us, you can trust us to provide a proper survey and rest assured that we will provide you with a report covering all of the underground utilities on your site. By innovatively combining electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar systems, our Indigo surveyors can greatly increase the accuracy level, as well as the volume of underground utilities that can be detected. We can scan up to 3.5m of depth using our systems. You will get a 3D plotting on either .dwg or .pdf formats. Remember the ground penetrating radar services we offer detect both metallic and non-metallic utilities. You will even be able to get the location and depth of buried services.

What is the cost of ground penetrating radar services?

It is helpful to have an idea on your exact ground penetrating radar cost. With information about the cost of a GPR, you can plan overall budgets more clearly. In terms of the exact cost for your site, we will need to factor in the size of site and the various elements you need including in any survey, so it is best to contact us, or fill out the form on our site, for a free cost quotation.

What we can say, is that Indigo Surveys have some of the most competitive charges in the UK, despite having among the best services in the country. Over the years, we have worked with many professionals and property owners, giving us experience in accommodating many varying budgets. You can contact us for the cost of a GPR for your specific site.

Are Indigo Surveys the Right Specialists to Offer Ground Penetrating Radar Services?

Indigo Surveys utilise the latest equipment and innovative technologies to guarantee delivery of high-quality and accurate reports of GPRS. This not only gets you tangible and workable results, but also saves you time. Our speed and efficiency will keep your projects moving without delay.

Since we have worked with many professionals and individuals interested in properties, we have become adaptive to each and every different project we engage in. Our reports are accurate every time and reveal the clear picture of what services are lying underground a site. All these measures taken our specialists can save you expenses in the long run. We are a specialist team that you can rely on for the provision of a reliable ground penetrating survey.

We have, on top of our high-quality equipment, a team who are highly qualified, well versed and very committed to providing quality, fast and efficient GPR services. Our team are all licensed and insured to provide these complex services. Every practice we engage in is done in compliance with all required policies and regulations. We use our extensive knowledge of GPR surveys, as well as our experience, to provide tailored services to meet each clients’ needs. Our team of surveyors will help you proceed with your project without the worry of risking damage to utilities.

Should you wish to learn more about ground penetrating radar survey, please contact us today for a detailed discussion. We have a team of knowledgeable and friendly specialists who can help you understand what you actually need to detect, trace and identify underground utilities.

Call us on 0333 123 7080 or email us at to make enquiries or request a quote. Indigo Surveys’ specialists are committed to offering assistance and providing high-quality ground penetrating radar services.

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“I got a phone call on the day I enquired about your services. It was very efficient and Andrew explained exactly how things would unfold. The arrangement had to be made via my estate agents as I was in the process of purchasing a property. Indigo Surveys agreed to liaise with my estate agent which made life much easier for me. Although a tree survey is a costly exercise, Indigo were out of 4 companies I contacted, the cheapest and most efficient. All arrangements were clearly outlined to me with dates and times, no let downs, and no changing of appointments.”

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