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Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology for utility detection and mapping is crucial for locating buried utilities such as metallic and non-metallic elements, underground storage tanks, splice pits, and buried manholes. GPR utilizes radio waves to capture images below the ground surface, providing a comprehensive underground picture that complements traditional electromagnetic (EM) methods of pipe and cable locating. This technology is valuable for its ability to accurately identify subsurface elements without causing any damage. The effectiveness of GPR in utility detection depends on factors such as experience, business practice, and local construction techniques.

Ground Penetrating Radar Features

Ease of Use feature

Ease of Use.

Software integration feature

Software integration.

Robust protection feature

Robust protection.

Instant mapping feature

Instant mapping.

Integrated solution feature

Integrated solution.

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Watch the video and learn how this cutting-edge technology revolutionizes engineering projects. Say goodbye to delays and hello to precision. Upgrade your utility detection with Engineer Supply and Leica. Watch now and discover the future of engineering.


Learn how to easily use ground penetrating radar with the Leica DSX Utility Detection Solution to detect utilities step by step. The Leica DSX simplifies ground penetrating radar (GPR) interpretation through advanced computational algorithms, making it ideal for utility repair, civil engineering, and surveying tasks. Its user-friendly interface empowers beginners to achieve professional results, while its cutting-edge automation and 3D mapping capabilities maximize productivity in the field.

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Engineer Supply proudly introduces the Leica DSX Utility Detection Radar System. Ideal for construction professionals seeking streamlined utility location solutions, this innovative system integrates cutting-edge technology with user-friendly features to redefine efficiency on job sites. The system's intuitive interface also facilitates easy utility detection and mapping, allowing users to generate 2D/3D utility maps in just minutes. Engineer Supply is a trusted partner, offering this state-of-the-art system to revolutionize utility locating processes and enhance project efficiency.


Upgrade your surveying tools and equipment with the Leica FLX100 Pole Package for DSX GPR, Surveyor (Product Code: ET17163). This compact and rugged solution offers up to 2cm accuracy, making data collection effortless. With its durablility and easy-to-use design, this package is your ticket to precise measurements in any environment. Enjoy features like GNSS technology, a long-lasting battery, and IP67 water and dust resistance. Say hello to efficiency and accuracy with the Leica FLX100 Pole Package.


Engineer Supply proudly presents Ground Penetrating Radar for sale, featuring intuitive Software Integration, Reliable Detection, User-Friendly operation, Instant Mapping capabilities, and an Integrated Solution for construction professionals. With the DSX Starter Package and DSX Surveyor Package, users can easily locate utilities on job sites. Whether detecting high-resolution underground utilities or mapping them in minutes, Engineer Supply's Ground Penetrating Radar offers a comprehensive solution from data acquisition to excavation, ensuring efficiency and accuracy throughout the project lifecycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ground penetrating radar?

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) uses radio waves to create images beneath the ground, helping crews locate underground utilities without digging. It operates in the microwave range, transmitting signals that reflect off subsurface structures based on their electrical properties, providing valuable images of the subsurface. For more information, “What is Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)? .

How does ground penetrating radar work?

GPR works by transmitting a radio signal into a structure and analyzing its reflection. As the radio wave encounters materials, it bounces back, generating readings that appear as hyperbolas. Skilled GPR technicians interpret these readings to identify the type of material present.

How deep can ground penetrating radar go?

Ground penetrating radar can penetrate depths of up to 100 feet (30 meters) in low-conductivity materials like dry sand or granite. However, the signals may be attenuated or absorbed in high conductivity materials such as moist clays or shale, significantly reducing the penetration depth to 3 feet (1 meter) or even less.

Can ground penetrating radar find tunnels?

Ground radar penetration effectively detects underground tunnels, voids, and anomalies. Seismo Acoustic sensors, meanwhile, can detect vibrations and sounds produced by individuals traversing underground passages.

How much does a ground penetrating radar survey cost?

Ground-penetrating radar can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $50,000.

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