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An Enhanced Throwback Story: VA Hospital Rebar Verification Project

Anyone in the construction industry knows that building codes exist for a reason. So, if the engineer says that rebar must be placed a specific distance apart in a concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall, the structural integrity of the building depends on contractors following those specifications to the letter. But, sometimes, unscrupulous contractors looking to […]

Located Utilities- Superfund in Kellogg, ID

An Enhanced Throwback Story: Super-Fun Superfund in Kellogg, ID

Working at superfund sites isn’t something you want to do all the time. It’s dangerous work that requires precision and focus. On this job in Kellogg, Idaho, we put our GPR scanning skills to the test in the hazardous environment of a superfund site. Thanks to our precision and attention to detail, we got the […]

Rebar verification and concrete inspection

An Enhanced Throwback Story: Rebar Verification, Minus the Rebar

Rebar verification work is quite common for us. As GPR scanning professionals, we’re very familiar with concrete inspection and rebar verification because, unless you have Superman x-ray vision, you can’t see through slab-on-grade concrete without a GPR. On this particular job, though, we ran a rebar verification job like nothing we’d ever seen before. It […]

Utility Scanning Best Practices

3 Perspectives on Utility Scanning Best Practices

Today, we wanted to take some time to talk about utility scanning best practices. But we didn’t want to tackle this topic alone because it’s a big one, and best practices are so subjective. So, we called in a couple of technicians to help us out. Here are some best practices for utility scanning according […]

Underground scanning at a government site in Utah

An Enhanced Throwback Story: Locating A Tiny Red Dot at a Government Site in Utah

Thanks to our scope of underground scanning services, we get called to work on some pretty serious jobs. We were once hired to do our thing for a very prestigious government facility. The stakes were high, but we came prepared and viewed success as our only option.  But when we found a tiny red dot […]

multi-channel GPR array

Introducing Multi-Channel GPR Arrays… Faster GPR Scanning for Large Areas

Multi-channel GPR arrays, aka towed GPR arrays, are already pretty popular in Europe. Here at Enhanced Scanning, we’re all about keeping up with best-in-class technology. So, we bit the bullet and added multi-channel GPR arrays to our toolbox. We’re excited to share the impressive capabilities of this GPR scanning technology. The Basics: Introducing Multi-Channel Arrays […]

An Enhanced Throwback Story: Whale Fossils, Rust, and the Potential of GPR

Did you know you can use ground penetrating radar in paleontology? While it’s not a super common use for GPR, many paleontologists are hopeful about the potential of ground penetrating radar in paleontology. We had the opportunity to put GPR scanning to the test on a very large construction site in Southern California when fossilized […]

Property damage on a job site, showing liability and private utility scanning concept

Private Utility Locating and Property Damage: Who’s Responsible?

The job of a private utility locator may seem cut and dry, but sometimes things get a little murky. Like when it comes to the big “L” – a word that some people in the industry don’t even like to say out loud in case it comes back to haunt them. Yes, we’re talking about […]

Image of a job site in the desert where Enhanced Scanning attempted to find a gas tank buried underground

An Enhanced Throwback Story: The Parable of the Golden Wheat

What tools do we need to find things buried underground? Our most important tool is often information. A few years ago, we got a call from a fellow who needed help finding something buried underground. It was an interesting journey from start to finish that ended up being a tough lesson in locating buried targets. […]

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Ground Penetrating Radar Depth Explained

Almost every day, we get asked, “How deep can your radar see?” Which is why we decided to tackle ground penetrating radar depth head-on in today’s post. We’ll deep-dive into the world of GPR scanning to explain why questions about GPR depth aren’t as easy to answer as you might think. For the purpose of […]

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