Where can georadar be used?
In her doctoral thesis, Anna Lalagüe of SINTEF has studied potential applications of georadar. She
tested the radar in a number of projects, and documented and evaluated the results in the course of contracts for the public sector and the industry.
In cases of frostheave and on particularly difficult stretches of road, this type of radar is capable of
providing a continuous profile that enables more suitable types of asphalt to be used when the road is being reconstructed.
The radar can also decide whether or not a winter road needs to be salted. During rehabilitation operations, we need to know what lies below the surface before digging begins; up-to-date site maps may not be available, but radar can provide answers. And when flat roofs leak or are losing heat, georadar can scan them and identify the sources of leakages.