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Reliable Surveying For the Greater New York City Area

Arek Surveying offers different surveys for people in the greater NYC area. Among them is geological surveying. A geological survey is an essential engineering discipline. In a nutshell, geological surveying is the recording of all geological data of a certain area. This includes geology, topography, and water and mineral deposits, When land developers understand this data, they can determine the safety, trends, and climate of the area. Geological surveying is necessary for the construction of residential and commercial properties. It is a requirement when constructing the foundation and structural makeup of a new building. The land conditions of the area will help to determine the exact location and appropriate size of the new structure.

Geological Surveying Techniques

When it comes to the process of geological surveying, there are several techniques involved in order to get the best results. This includes the conventional visual survey, studying of land forms, hand and machine driven bore holes, remote sensing systems and satellite imagery and aerial photography. Laboratory test results and modeling approaches may also be used. More than one technique may be required in order to get accurate and reliable results. At Arek Surveying, we utilize the best and latest in technology in order to bring results you can trust. With our judgement, we will determine the best route forward when performing the geological survey.

Tasks of a Geological Survey

In the usual geological surveying, the primary information is regarding the study of rocks, their location, and the deformation and examination of the sedimentary layers. In addition, the soils, landscapes, rivers, and glaciers are examined. Some of the common tasks of a geological survey include:

  • survey to identify changes in landscapes, erosion patterns, and river channels
  • geological mapping
  • survey of topographic features
  • structural mapping that indicates the location of rocks and faults
  • mapping for the location of soils
  • formation of any topographic maps
  • subsurface mapping by seismic surveys, ground penetrating radar, and electrical tomography

What Does Geological Surveying & Mapping Accomplish?

A geological survey and map accomplishes a lot. From erosion control to more precise mapping of a location, a geological survey is a huge benefit for any land or property owner. Most importantly, it obtains information that help to minimize damage from natural disasters. So it is important in determining the safety of a given area when it comes to building. In general, a geological survey is concerned with the methodical study of the subsurface for the creation of geological maps.

When it comes to the process of geological surveying, there are several techniques involved. This includes the conventional visual survey, studying of land forms, hand and machine driven bore holes, remote sensing systems and satellite imagery and aerial photography. At Arek Surveying, we utilize the best and latest in technology in order to bring reliable results.

Geological Maps

The purpose of a geological map is to illustrate geological features. Rock units are identified by color. While structural features, like faults and folds, are indicated by various symbols. Geological maps are considered to be one of the major tools in order to communicate or decode information that relates to the surface of our earth.

The main uses for geological maps are for the interpretation of the structure, mineralogy, and paleontology of the earth's crust. However, they are also valuable in locating energy resources, such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum. Lastly,geological maps also can identify potential hazards and help set in motion the necessary precautions. These maps are a basic source for engineering applications. At Arek Surveying, we provide engineering surveys as well as our geological surveys.

Modern Geological Surveying

As with anything, time has improved geological surveying. These surveys have advanced due to the evolution of the modern concepts in all disciplines of engineering. Here are some of the modern techniques surveyors use a geological survey:

  • Satellite positioning technology to help with the use of GPS.
  • The observation and recording of data using robotic laser devices.
  • The creation of 3D models using laser scanners.
  • Electronically measuring of distances by light beams.
  • Construction guidance with the use of laser beams and satellites.

There are numerous surveying techniques used for geological surveys. At Arek Surveying, we use the best and latest in surveying technology in order to bring you results you can trust. Please reach out to us today to learn more about all of our surveying services.

We service customers in all New York and New Jersey Counties and the NYC area, including Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, Yonkers, Richmond, Rockland, Bergen, Essex, and even Nassau and Suffolk County on Long Island.

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