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How Ground Penetrating Radar is used in Archaeology

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With archaeology, sampling and excavating can be timely, costly and risky. One wrong move and archaeologists could damage or even destroy important structures or artifacts. For this, scientists need a non-destructive way to explore subsurface areas of the earth. This makes ground penetrating radar the perfect tool for discovering some of the earth’s hidden treasures. […]

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Damage Prevention is About Communication

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Damage Prevention is About Communication By Brent A Fleury Every time an excavator digs close to a line he worries that the underground network could have been damaged. Every time a locator investigates a damage he hopes the locate was accurate. No matter what our job title is, those of us in the damage prevention […]

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What’s under your front lawn?

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Ready to prep your yard or front lawn for the up coming spring? Well before you plant the tree or bushes; remember you’re lawn can have under utilities that can ruin your plans! Before you dig call on us!

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Calling All Homeowners!

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Doing any kind of construction or drilling to your property can result in costly mistakes.  This home owner is doing the right thing by hiring Accu-Scan to locate any buried utilities before before he installs a new side walk! Call Accu-Scan Today!

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Concrete Scanning With Ground Penetrating Radar

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There is inherent risk of striking rebar, electrical and communications conduits, and post tension cables during cutting, coring or drilling process. The cost of such mistakes can be prohibitive. Unreasonable constraints on already thin budgets can occur, as well as infusing havoc into your schedule and creating a safety hazard for your employees. Here at AccuScan […]

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Causes of Sinkholes

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Sinkholes can be natural or man-made. Natural sinkholes occur due to erosion or underground water. They start developing a long time before it actually appears. The ground beneath our feet is not as much of a solid structure as we think it is. The ground is made from dirt, along with many rocks and minerals. […]

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Ground Penetrating Radar

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GPR operates by sending short pulses of electromagnetic radiation (in the approximate frequency range for an FM radio) into a material and recording the strength and the time required for the return of the reflected signal. Reflections are produced whenever the energy pulse encounters a material with different dielectric (electrical) properties. Reflecting interfaces may be […]

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Geophysical Applications

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Accu-Scan GPR uses ground penetrating radar which is a geophysical method that provides high-resolution three-dimensional images of the earth’s subsurface. GPR is one of the most effective tools in use for diagnosing subsurface conditions and detecting hidden hazards. It is a proactive measure to minimize the dangers and inconveniences caused by: Voids Sinkholes Subsidence Settlement […]

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Monster Sinkhole Swallows SUV in Hoboken After Water Main Break

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On February 28th, a huge sinkhole swallowed an SUV after a 12-inch water main break flooded streets in Hoboken, New Jersey. No one was in the vehicle; it had apparently been submerged and workers only noticed it once the water receded. Utility company Suez was investigating the break. It said no customers were without water […]

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Concrete Applications

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The concrete imaging system that Accu-Scan GPR utilizes, specializes in the non-destructive investigation and imaging of concrete. Power Cable Detector Mode (PCD) for detecting electrical. Drill Mode for avoiding any critical embedded elements in concrete Concrete Slabs, Walls, Columns, Ceilings, Decks, and Balconies Detects metallic and nonmetallic piping Early detection of voids Concrete Inspections On-Site […]

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