Geophysical Surveys

Whatever the nature of the site or survey requirements, SOCOTEC has the experience and expertise to carry out geophysical surveys to the most exacting technical requirements to deliver the most accurate results.

Geophysical surveying provides a non-destructive and cost effective method to locate and determine subsurface features and conditions. Surveys can be carried out for many different applications in a wide range of environments, such as structural surveys of piles or reinforcement, contamination profiling, and mapping geological interfaces.

SOCOTEC provides the following geophysical survey techniques and services:

  • Seismic refraction
  • Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Electrical Resistivity
  • Electromagnetic Conductivity
  • Magnetometry surveys
  • Pile length determination
  • Electrical resistivity surveys
  • Vertical electrical sounding
  • Magnetic surveys
  • Microgravity surveys
  • Multi-channel analysis of surface wave surveys (MASW)
  • Geological profile
  • Shaft location surveys
  • Void location surveys
  • Unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys


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