GeoTest provides monitoring for many types of construction-related vibrations. From monitoring pile driving to rock blasting, we have helped contractors and structure owners monitor and mitigate potential damage caused by vibration. Our experts utilize the latest equipment and software. We maintain and calibrate our units to the highest standards to provide the most-reliable data. We can provide monitoring durations ranging from a single blast to a months-long project.
Installations have included remote monitoring using solar-powered devices connected to cellular modems to provide instantaneous alerts of vibrations exceeding established thresholds. All data is stored online for easy access and reporting to all interested parties, anywhere, anytime.
Additionally, our Structure Condition Surveys provide any project a critical tool to avoid or mitigate claims of damage to neighboring structures. is the surveys are also a great tool to alleviate neighbor concerns, and build community trust on a project site.
To evaluate a site’s subsurface profile and potential vibration effects on soils and nearby structures, we team up with Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group, Inc. (“WKG2”). WKG2’s president, Van E. Komurka, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, is a nationally recognized expert in driven-pile design, and has extensive experience in construction and blasting vibration prediction and monitoring. Mr. Komurka recognizes the importance of evaluating potential vibration effects on both the subsoils providing structure support, and on the structures themselves. His vibration consulting experience includes claims analysis and avoidance, soil and structure movement monitoring, developing distance attenuation relationships, and performing frequency analyses (FFT) related to blasting in rock and frozen soil, pile driving and general construction, industrial equipment including high-energy punch presses, vibration-sensitive facilities including close-tolerance machining, electron microscopes, laser eye surgery equipment, experimental fish labs, museum collections, historic structures, and private residences.