The process of geophysical logging (or geotechnical investigation as it’s sometimes known) involves obtaining information from the ground about its physical properties. There are a great number of ways to do this depending on the information you might be looking for. But why would you need to take samples of the ground in the first place?

If you’re looking to propose a structure of some kind, you first need to investigate the soil so that you can plan the right foundations which will make is structurally sound. Needless to say, this makes it a very important process indeed in which can have a detrimental effect on the building’s quality and lifespan.

Furthermore, the ground in question needs to be examined before any earthworks can commence. Of course, when building a structure, you need to work with a flattened, solid surface which can take a lot of work particularly in unprocessed, hilly land. Engineers need to know what kind of soil they need to excavate, whether it’s topsoil, rock or soft earth.

Geophysical logging is also used to measure the thermal resistivity of soil. This is required before an area of land can be used for oil and gas pipelines, transmission lines or solar thermal storage facilities.

If you’re looking to hire out professional Geologging equipment or hire the services of a professional who can carry out these services for you, speak to an experienced company such as Roberson Geologging today. They will be able to guide you in the kind for geotechnical investigation you require along with the correct equipment so that you can carry out investigations efficiently. They will also be able to demonstrate their experience in both slim-hole and oil gas logging services which will offer you much reassurance when it comes to your next up and coming project.