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Underground water detectors and their importance for different industries

Underground water detectors and their importance for different industries


It doesn't matter if you are a contractor, homeowner, or even a plumber – underground water detectors can help detect the presence of water before starting any project so that you won't have any surprises later on down the line!

Underground water is more important than you think. 44% of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for its drinking water supply.

However, behind its benefits, water can turn into a deadly and unpredictable element if not managed properly.

In this article, we will discuss the utility and uses of underground water detectors, as well as how they work.

Underground Water Detectors: Your Best Ally for Infrastructure Projects


If you plan on doing any landscaping, construction, or utility work in the future, it's important to map what is underground so that you don't damage anything while digging.

These devices are also used for engineering projects such as the construction of dams, tunnels, or bridges.

  • Underground water detectors can be crucial for monitoring leaks in pipes that may have been installed years ago by another company.
  • Using this type of machine helps ensure there are no hidden hazards or dangers lurking beneath the surface so you can focus on completing tasks without worrying about things like structural damage or electrocution risk factors.
  • It will prevent costly mistakes. If you are installing a new water line, then you might want to use an underground water detector before digging up the ground to make sure there is no pipe under it. This will save money on repairs later on down the road when the wrong pipe gets damaged during installation and needs to be replaced.
  • It will help avoid unnecessary delays in the construction process.

How Underground Water Detectors Work

Underground water detectors are used for measuring the depth of underground water and determining whether there is any groundwater at all in a determined area.

These devices can locate underground water sources thanks to electromagnetic waves (such as radio waves). Other models use magnetic fields and other types of waves and/or radiation.

The underground water detector sends out electromagnetic waves into the ground below and then measures how long it takes for those waves to return. This enables us to discover how deep the bodies of water are.

Water has a high specific gravity. Therefore, it causes changes to the electrical properties of soil, which can be detected by an instrument. There are many different types of underground water detection instruments available, each with its advantages and disadvantages.

Elements You Can Scan with An Underground Water Detector

  • Underground walls, basements, and concrete reinforcements.
  • Hidden cavities, graves, and sepulchers.
  • Water level and underground rivers and aquifers.
  • Buried pipes, conduits, and cable harnesses.
  • Stuffed wells, galleries, ditches, and huts.
  • Septic tanks, distribution boxes, and drainage pipes.
  • Secret tunnels, bunkers, and shelters.
  • Buried treasure chests, statues, and hiding places.

Exploring an Underground World with OKM

The OKM Gepard GPR 3D Metal Detector With Triangular Antenna and Android Tablet has taken groundwater detection to a whole new level.

  • Made in Germany.
  • OKM Gepard GPR 3D Metal Detector is a staple for underground water detection.
  • It has a versatile ground-penetrating radar for tracking underground elements such as pipes, cavities, cables, ducts, tunnels, bunkers, foundations and more!
  • Unshielded omnidirectional transmission system to reach maximum depths of up to 40 meters. 
  • Integration with Google Maps.

To discover its full features, click here.

The Best Underground Water Detectors in the U.S.

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