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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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Accu-Scan X NYC Housing Authority

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Accu-Scan GPR working with an electrical contractor at a New York City Housing Authority in Coney Island. It’s going to be difficult to cut into the sidewalk with all those high pressure gas lines that we discovered!

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What Are Sinkholes?

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A sinkhole is essentially any hole in the ground created by erosion and the drainage of water. They can be just a few feet across or large enough to swallow whole buildings. Although they’re often the result of natural processes they can also be triggered by human activity. There are two basic types, those that […]

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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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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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How GPR Works

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How Deep Can It Go? This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions. In most cases, an estimated depth range can be determined with accuracy based upon the subsurface material and the frequency of the GPR antenna. For applications requiring higher resolution, such as locating rebar or conduits in concrete, a higher frequency […]

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GPR Data Collection

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GPR Data Collection (below ground)In order to find the location and depth of an object, buried subsurface, various types of GPR equipment are used to collect the data. The type of GPR equipment required is dependent on the depth and size of the target to be located. The radar unit emits and receives reflected signals […]

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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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