Make your first look your best look. Accurate inspection is an essential first step of your project as well as a foundation for legal defense later.
Get off to a solid start. As a public relations tool, inspections at the start of a project introduce GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech experts to homeowners. It establishes an open door communication policy, and emphasizes third party oversight and civic responsibility.
Pre-blast and pre-construction inspections are the first look at a house, commercial building or other structure adjacent to your project site.
An inspection documents the structural condition prior to vibration producing activity. The inspection establishes a meaningful baseline for determining appropriate project vibration limits or evaluating alleged damage. A seasoned inspector knows conditions that typically appear in a structure. They are skilled and adept at documenting these areas, while still observing unusual or atypical conditions.
Our versatile documentation and report format is customized to comply with prevailing regulatory requirements, satisfy project specifications and meet specific client requests. It may consist of verbal notations on audio tape, digital photography, diagrams, text and notations, videotape or some combination of the above.
Post-blast and post-construction inspections save you from a bigger headache later. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech gathers the “before” and “after” surveys your company needs to respond to a complaint filed months or even years later.
Inspections following the completion of a project are an overlooked necessity. Project completion does not alleviate a firm from complaints or claims. Inspections at the end of a project provide the best evaluation of project effects. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech reviews structures previously inspected and compares them to original evaluations.
The comparison of reports and photographs definitively establishes changes in structures. Experienced inspectors who have individually inspected thousands of man-made structures perform technical evaluations, providing third-party independence and an objective professional evaluation. Project specifications typically require these professional evaluations and independent review.
Damage Claim Investigations
Even when you do everything right, complaints and claims are possible. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech has the experience and expertise to improve your situation and your reputation with immediate answers and technical advice.
Damage claims are often a part of construction projects. If your work draws complaints from property owners in the area, you should seek advice from an experienced, unbiased professional – and GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech has the people you need. The property owner almost certainly is convinced that the complaint is legitimate. You may be equally certain that you did nothing that would cause the claimed problem – in fact, you understand that it makes good business sense to plan your project carefully to avoid situations that would draw complaints from property owners.
An independent, third-party expert from GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech has the experience necessary to collect and sort important information from both sides. And we do so without emotion or bias.
Water Quality Laboratory
GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech has in-house water quality laboratories to conduct chemical water analyses. Sampling is performed to establish a baseline on private well or springwater supplies encountered during our inspection services.
To property owners, water quality is as important as the condition of their property. Rural properties and community water sources have established wells, and establishing water quality prior to mining, quarrying or construction projects removes the guesswork about conditions.
When completed in conjunction with pre-blast inspections, a full picture of the adjacent properties is obtained. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech has an in-house water quality laboratory to conduct chemical water analyses. Sampling is performed to establish a baseline on private well or springwater supplies encountered during our inspection services. By conducting analyses in house, we ensure more efficient collection, official chain of custody is reduced, analyses are available sooner and completed inspection reports can be submitted in a more timely fashion.