geophysics

At Municon we “shed some light” into the underground.

Conventional drilling and other daylighting investigations can provide detailed and reliable information about the subsurface at a single location, but are largely blind to detecting spatial variations of the ground conditions across an area.

The use of geophysical methods in subsurface investigations enables us to get a more complete picture of the underground, by obtaining two- or three-dimensional models.

typical geophysical applications include:

  • Soil-bedrock mapping
  • Mapping geological formations
  • Seismic Site Classification
  • Anomaly detection
  • Mapping of stiffness variations in soil
  • Corrosivity Classification of soils

Geophysical Methods used include:

  • Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW)
  • Downhole Seismic
  • Refraction Seismic
  • Electrical Resistivity
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Magnetometry

the foundations of a successful project

Our geophysical surveys are non-invasive, cost effective and offer solutions in sensitive areas where access with a drill rig is impossible or not permitted due to vegetation, slope and other challenges.

Municon provides a comprehensive package of geophysical services; including data acquisition, processing, interpretation and reporting.

This information can be used prior to drilling to determine test hole locations and to ensure higher success rates of soil investigations. With a more complete knowledge about subsurface conditions in an area, surprises during construction work can be avoided.

Additionally, measured soil parameters, such as shear wave velocity or soil resistivity, are crucial physical properties for earthquake design etc.

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