Residential Applications of GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar isn’t just for commercial and municipal applications, we can use it on your residential property.

GPR-Arkansas can use our system to locate objects below the surface. We can find water lines, electrical wires, cable TV lines, fiber optic networks, along with other hazards.

GPR can also locate items such as septic systems, rebar, abandoned structures, and voids. Knowing what is going on in the area you are wanting to excavate is important for the safety of the people involved, the equipment being used, and the services that may be disrupted.

Common Uses of Ground Penetrating Radar

The systems that GPR-Arkansas use are versatile and can be used in a variety of situations. Some of the most common reasons we inspect residential properties include:



As mentioned above, GPR is a great way to detect buried utilities. We can observe objects below the surface that other services like One Call and 411 may miss. GPR is the only system that can detect both metallic and non-metallic materials without having to dig up your yard.

We can detect cable, electrical lines, fiber optics, sewer pipes, and water lines. If you’re able to locate these items before you dig, you can protect yourself from the responsibility and liability for severing services, injuring people, or damaging equipment or property.


Think about the amount of concrete you have around your home: patios, pool decks, driveways, garage floors, and so on. Our GPR systems can look through the concrete slab to see conduits, rebar, cracks, and other buried hazards. 

Before you replace, cut, or drill concrete, make sure you know what lies below the surface. Just like under soil, you can be injured, damage property, or disrupt services with a misplaced cut. Take the time to inspect your slab.


There may be a time where you will need to know the size of your foundation and footings. Before you start digging up your yard, let GPR-Arkansas use our equipment to give you an easy-to-read image of your foundation. 

Save yourself the time, money, effort, and mess of digging test pits around your property with a quick look with a GPR system.

Other Objects

You may think the area your digging in is free from objects, but it is better to be safe than sorry. There can be any number of things under the surface, both man-made and natural. The GPR system can locate septic systems, large rocks, abandoned structures, voids, and other hazards.

Detection Equals Protection

Don’t begin doing any digging or drilling without knowing what is under the ground. Contact the professionals at GPR-Arkansas to come out and inspect your property. Having the knowledge that the area is clear of hazards will allow you to safely excavate, protecting people, equipment, property, and services from being injured or damaged. 

We look forward to working with you on your next construction or excavation project at your home.

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