If your new or existing quarry is looking to get a permit, you will likely need a blasting impact analysis. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech is your authority and neutral, third-party expert.
When a blasting impact analysis or environmental statement is needed, you need a partner who can answer any and all questions from the state, county, city and nearby businesses and residents. These questions typically include concerns about blasting, noise, dust, truck traffic and water. Because it can take years for a site to be permitted, you will want to provide the most through and detailed information available to gain the approval needed by your governing authority.
The report and site analysis should address how blast effects such as ground vibration and air overpressure will impact off-site receptors. Off-site receptors typically addressed are:
- Residential Structures
- Commercial Structures
- Utilities and Pipeline
- Water Wells
- Manufacturing or Industrial Facilities
- Adjacent Slopes, Caverns or Underground Mines
A detailed blasting impact analysis will be able to predict ground vibrations and air overpressure. It should set vibration limits and look at the mining plan and blast design to verify that blasting can be done safely for the surrounding receptors.