In our line of work, understanding the geological setting of a site is vital. Our geologists and earth scientists are experienced in compiling and interpreting geological data obtained from the client and from our own office and field investigations.
The office component of a geological investigation involves gathering and analyzing available data and using remote sensing techniques to infer the surficial material and geological processes at a site. If a valley slope is present, sub-surface material and stratigraphic contact locations can often be inferred as well. We integrate all available data in a GIS, including surficial geology maps, water well and borehole logs in our office investigations.
Our geologists and earth scientists are also experienced in planning and carrying out geological investigations in the field. In past projects, field investigations have involved stratigraphic mapping from exposed cut faces or from borehole drilling and logging, and sampling and analysis of surface material.