How does Ground Penetrating Radar work?

Put simply; a GPR is a geophysical tool that uses radar technology to give a picture of what lies beneath the surface of the ground.

A ground penetrating radar works by transmitting electromagnetic waves through the soil. When these waves come into contact with an object within the ground, it reflects this message back to the GPR. Our GPRs take these messages through a receiving antenna, recording the data, and allowing you to pinpoint where your objects are buried.

As underground service locating specialists, we use only the highest-spec equipment, which includes some of the best ground penetrating radars (GPRs) and service locators on the market.

Our GPRs are able to easily locate buried tanks, non-metallic surfaces and other underground equipment with high accuracy.

Ready for a quote? Not sure which service is right for your project? Contact us today, our experienced team is here to help.

Why GPRs are great for location jobs

GPR technology is a great way to pinpoint what lies beneath the ground because it is a non-destructive location method, meaning you avoid unnecessary digging.

Because the ground penetrating radar operates through the use of frequency waves, no damage is done to the ground, the surrounding environment or people. It is a completely non-invasive procedure.

This is great for those tricky service-locating jobs where you don’t want to waste money on labour-hire for digging. Or for those jobs where you need to leave the environment exactly how you found it.

Another benefit of GPRs is that the data collected can be processed in real time, allowing us to map out the ground as we work.

An added bonus is that the service locator equipment is lightweight, allowing it to be used both indoors and outdoors with ease.

The GPR technology we use at LADS

At LADS we use the IDS Opera Duo which is one of the best GPR products on the market.

High-quality underground location services

Using the latest equipment available, LADS can easily locate the underground services and utilities you need quickly and efficiently.

Our staff are accredited service locators and have been highly trained to provide you with a safe, cost-effective solution to protect and prevent damage to underground infrastructure.


The Areas we service

Based in Queensland, we service the Gold Coast region, as well as Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast, northern NSW and Byron Bay.

Wherever you’re based, speak to us, and we’re sure we can deliver!