Hamburger Icon



LADS - Locate And Detection Specialists operator underground utillity locating

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.

How a GPR works

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.

LADS - Locate And Detection Specialists gabba underground locating

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.

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 LADS service regions

As a Queensland based business, we can be found servicing the Gold Coast region, as well as Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW and Byron Bay.

LADS - Locate And Detection Specialists operators and founders with equipment

Need a hand? Get in touch

If you have a question about our ground penetrating radar service or service locating in general, please get in touch with us today, and we’ll be happy to help.


Looking for quality, affordable underground locating services in Queensland & Northern NSW? LADS is the perfect choice - book us for a job today!