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Use GPR for Septic Tank Locating if it Freezes this Winter

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When it’s cold enough to look like this outside, the last thing you want is to be unsure of where exactly your septic tank is.

It’s not fun to think about having to finding your septic tank location in the winter. But if you do, ground penetrating radar (GPR) is accurate, fast, and more reliable than other methods. Here’s everything you need to know about GPR if you need help with septic tank locating this winter. 

Finding a Septic Tank in the Winter

Because septic tanks are installed to be inconspicuous, it already makes it a challenge to locate it if you need to find your septic tank for any reason. And when grass grows, it’s difficult to see the visual clues that let you know where your tank is installed. Of course if your septic tank is under concrete, finding your septic tank can be more difficult. There are also homeowners who didn’t originally own the home and might not have the paperwork. Throw in snow and ice during the winter, and it may seem like an impossible challenge to find the exact location of your septic tank. But even if there’s snow and the ground is frozen, GPR will still work.

GPR Is Accurate

GPR is so accurate because it uses transmitters, receivers, and a central computer to send radio waves into what is being scanned. The radio waves will then bounce off what is beneath the surface and will go back to the receiver. After this happens, the computer reads the signals and provides a 3D image of what’s underground.

GPR Is Fast

GPR is fast because it’s able to use the radio signals to help determine where your septic tank is located. That obviously saves time from trying to dig through your yard to find where it’s located. But what really makes GPR so fast is a trained professional can look over the scanned results and review exactly what the scan means.

Work With Professionals

The whole process of finding a septic tank is made easier by working with GPR. And for septic tank work and maintenance in general, you want to call in professionals.  Concrete septic tank lids are extremely heavy, and concrete septic tank lids will require a special lifting tool for the lid to be removed. The fumes and contents can be toxic from septic tanks, so professionals should only do this kind of work.

Choose Concrete Visions for All Your GPR and Concrete Scanning Needs!

With over 12 years of experience in concrete scanning, Concrete Visions knows how to best serve its client. We are well versed in ground penetrating radar, and understand that in some cases other methods need to be dispatched. Whether it’s the use of concrete x-ray or electromagnetic conductivity, we have the knowledge, skill, and tools to complete the job. If you would like to learn more about who we are and what we do, or would like to request a quote, please contact us.

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