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Folkestone's GPR Ferro Scanning Specialists

Ferro scan

Avoid potentially drilling through important structural supports, utility services or pipework at your Folkestone premises by having professional and accurate GPR ferro scanning undertaken by the experts at Southern Drilling. 

Working across Folkestone, we utilise the most accurate and effective Proceq scanning and Ground Penetrating Radar equipment on the market today, the GP8000, to ensure that you know every hidden aspect and detail of the structure before any drilling, design or coring work takes place.

Before carrying out any drilling or structural changes, it is absolutely imperative that you know exactly where any important pipework reinforcements or structural features are situated, along with utility services. Our high quality and accurate GPR Proceq scanning equipment will tell you exactly that. Able to quickly identify and locate all kinds of natural ground, cured concrete, bridge decks and pavements, our specialist GPR scanning equipment means you can be safe in the knowledge that you are nowhere near important pipework, utility services or structural supports.  

Regardless where you are based across Kent and the South East, including Folkestone, arrange your FREE survey and no obligation ferro scan quotation at your convenience today; simply call our experienced GPR ferro scanning team on 01474 822785.


Put simply, if you know exactly what is in the slab, ground, column or wall and where it is located, you will avoid hitting any pipework, structural supports, steel reinforcing or services. This prevention method is absolutely vital in ensuring that costs are kept to an absolute minimum and the health and safety of all involved is prioritised.


Utilising pulse technology, the GP8000, manufactured by industry specialists Proceq, detects anything in the required wall, slab or ground area and provides expert data analysis, report generation and evaluation that is visible in the field, including a rotatable 3D image post scan on an iPad, raw data view or a 3D augmented reality view. This will also include a fully generated report that is sent back to the office. Downloaded information can then be used to create detailed documents with diagrams and data for analysis by our GPR engineers in real time. 


GPR scanning is frequently used in a wide range of different applications and for a wide variety of Folkestone and Kent customers, including:

  • Drilling and coring in concrete structures
  • Marking the layout of embedded objects in structures required for drilling, including rebar and conduits
  • Non-destructive inspection of bridges e.g. the location of tendons
  • Locating objects in the floor, including heating pipes
  • Nuclear Power Industry
  • Excavation Works
  • Highway Inspection
  • Communications
  • Power Networks
Structural analysis

Working throughout the whole of Kent, the South East and the UK, including Folkestone, we specialise in the use of the very latest and most effective Proceq Ground Penetrating Radar equipment to accurately and quickly analyse concrete and structural supports, along with service detection at residential, industrial and commercial properties across Folkestone, Kent and the rest of the UK..    

Contact us today to discuss your GPR analysis requirements with one of our experienced team.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Extensive expertise
  • The latest Hiltti PS1000 and PROCEQ equipment
  • Fast, accurate scanning detection service
  • Adaptable to floors, walls, soffits even curved surfaces
  • Fast 2D and detailed 3D scan options
  • Scan for obstructions and structural weaknesses
  • Available on site fast across the UK

Diamond Drilling And Sawing Across The South East

We provide our wall and floor sawing and diamond drilling services to commercial and industrial clients across Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, London, Essex and the rest of the UK.

Our expert team have recently completed projects for clients in Bromley, Dartford, Chatham, Canterbury, Dover, Faversham, MaidstoneSlough, Ashford, BeckenhamGillingham, Portsmouth, Orpington, Luton, Clacton, Southampton, Hastings, Croydon, Oxford, Chelmsford, Gravesend, London, Watford, Colchester, StevenageBristolHemel Hempstead, Basildon, Ipswich, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Rochester.

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Contact Us

You can find full details of our expert services on the diamond drilling and sawing, controlled demolition and crunching and Chasing and General construction pages of this website.

We also welcome enquiries at any time, experienced members of the team are always on hand to answer questions; contact us at Southern Drilling today to arrange a no obligation survey and quotation.