Surface and borehole geophysical surveys can be used to characterize various geologic features or conditions relevent to engineering, geotechnical or environmental considerations. Depending upon site conditions, various seismic, electrical, ground penetrating radar, and magnetic geophysical methods can be used to characterize buried stream channels, faults, landslides, voids, localized groundwater seepage zones, and anomalous rock conditions. The findings of these surveys can supplement investigations and/or studies for:
Land-use planningto optimize facility placement and avoid potential hazards
Siting of critical structuressuch as hospitals, schools, bridges, dams, etc.
Avoiding adverse subsurface conditionsfor new construction or upgrading of older facilities
Environmental remediationfor the optimal placement of monitoring or extraction wells, soil probes, etc.
Planning of subsequent geologic or environmental surveys or auditssuch as determining the placement of test
pits, exploratory boreholes, drilling depths, sample intervals, etc.