Geological Survey


Arek Surveying provides people across the greater New York area, which includes the NYC area and Long Island, with a great variety of surveying services. One of the services we provide is geological surveying, which is a generic term for a survey conducted for the purpose of recording the geologically significant features of the area under investigation. We are a licensed and insured surveying company and provide results that are dependable. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today for more information about our surveying options. The number for our office is 516-792-6676. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation and estimate.

Geological surveying takes time and precision to complete successfully. We have a wealth of knowledge and have perfected the techniques in order to get the most reliable results. Some of the geological surveying techniques we utilize are traditional walk-over survey, the study of landforms, and machine-driven boreholes. A borehole is a narrow shaft that is vertically or horizontally bored into the ground. Boreholes are constructed for a few different reasons. It could be for the extraction of water or part of a geotechnical investigation. There are both national examples of geological surveying done, as well as smaller ones that are for individual states and provinces.

What Is Geological Surveying?

Geological surveying is the recording of all geological data of a certain area including geology, topography, and water and mineral deposits. By understanding this data, land developers can determine the safety, trends, and climate of certain areas. For residential and commercial properties, this surveying is necessary for constructing the foundation and structural makeup of a new building. The land conditions will help determine the exact location and appropriate size of the new structure.  

An accurate geological survey is a vital tool for land developers because before construction, they must know the kind of land they will be constructing on inside and out. From where to plant the foundation, to how waste products will be disposed of, to how water will be circulated, a geological survey will provide this important information. It sheds valuable details about the land and its surrounding area.

Geological Surveying Importance

In the past, there was often no base topographic map available for more remote areas, so the geologist also needed to be a competent surveyor to produce a map of the terrain, on which the geological survey information could then be recorded. More recently, satellite imagery or aerial photography is used as a base, where no published map exists. Geological surveying can also be specific - for instance focusing primarily on hydro-geological, geo-chemical, or geomagnetic themes.

The ultimate goal for the maps and reports created by geological surveys is to establish continuity and completeness in spatial patterns. These maps may include cross-sections to illustrate the three-dimensional interpretation. Geological surveying organizations do collaborate to share this information, as it leads to more exact results, which is always the key. There are great examples of geological surveying for both national geologic surveys, as well as ones for individual surveys for states and provinces. 

Learn More About Our Surveys

For general questions about any type of land surveying. check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. For specific information about geological surveying, you can give us a call at 516-792-6676. We will happily provide you with all the information you need about our range of surveys. We are a licensed and insured company and provide results that are dependable.

Call For A Free Consultation

Arek Surveying has years of experience in the field and has become trusted surveyors for many within the area. We service customers in all New York and New Jersey Counties including Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, Yonkers, Richmond, Long Island - including Suffolk & Nassau County, Rockland, Bergen, Essex, etc. Geological surveys are one of the many surveys we offer. It is a beneficial survey for many land developers to help them understand the area that is going to build on.

For more information about our geological surveying options, please contact us today. We have years of experience providing trusted and reliable surveys to many in the area and look forward to helping you too. The number for our office is 516-792-6676. When you call, we can provide you with a free estimate.