Services

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Pre-Construction Surveys
A pre-construction survey serves to document pre-existing cracks that could become the subject of concern or a claim after construction begins. The survey serves as a baseline for monitoring any potential construction impacts on the structure and to identify potential structural conditions that might make the structure more sensitive to vibration effects. Read more
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Vibration & Sound Monitoring
Ground vibrations and air overpressures from blasting and other heavy construction sources are the cause for concern on many projects that take place in congested areas. These effects must be monitored and controlled to mitigate the risk of causing impacts to adjacent structures and equipment. Vibration and sound monitoring can be invaluable in addressing neighbor concerns from perceptible vibrations that are well within established safe structural standards. Read more
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Remote Vibration & Sound Monitoring
Seismic Surveys, Inc. has been on the leading edge of remote vibration monitoring since the turn of the century. Beginning with the use of satellite telemetry in 2001 we have moved to cellular telemetry as the technology has advanced. Our fleet of over 100 remote seismograph stations is self sustaining with solar power and cellular communications. We are the 2008 Instantel® Innovation Award winner for developing the wireless, remote, seismograph deployment system that we have dubbed the “SeismoBot.” Read more
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Seismograph Sales & Lease
Seismic Surveys, Inc. is an authorized distributor for Instantel® seismographs. We offer the full line of MiniMate™ and BlastMate™ seismographs for sale and can facilitate your calibration and maintenance needs. If you are interested in a quotation for a seismograph or accessories purchase, or need to have a seismograph that you own serviced or calibrated, please contact us. Read more
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Seismograph Operator Training
Your seismograph data is only as good as the credibility of the operator. Seismic Surveys, Inc. is recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, many local Virginia Fire Marshals, and the State of Maryland as a provider of seismograph operator training. In fact, we have trained many of the local enforcement officials in these states. Read more
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Blast Plan Review
Seismic Surveys, Inc.’s professional staff will develop a project specific plan for monitoring and controlling construction vibrations. We can be engaged to review the Contractor’s blast plan for projects specifying an independent licensed professional to perform these services. SSI’s staff has a combined experience of over 50 years on blasting and heavy construction projects in urban environments and can assist the Contractor in developing a plan for monitoring and controlling vibration effects for these projects. Read more
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Geotechnical Instrumentation
Seismic Surveys installs and monitors slope inclinometers, tilt meters, crack gauges, extensometers and other geotechnical and structure monitoring instrumentation adjacent to construction projects in congested areas. Read more
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Claim Support
Seismic Surveys provides damage claim or complaint resolution assistance to Contractors, Developers, Engineers and Insurance companies. In the event of neighbor complaints or concerns from blasting operations, the Contractor, Mine Operator, or its authorized agent will document all complaints or claims on a Blasting Complaint Form. The typical process for addressing a neighbor complaint or concern is to promptly arrange a meeting with the neighbor. Read more