Geophysical Services

Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing, Inc. offers a variety of near-surface Geophysical Surveying services.  Our expertise includes applying geophysical methods for environmental, engineering, exploration, and archeological targets across the Midwest and Southeast.

Geophysics has been a proven cost-effective tool for helping to locate and characterize subsurface features, reducing a project’s overall time and costs.  Often geophysical explorations can provide information between boreholes providing an extended understanding of the subsurface.   Geophysical surveys are often performed before intrusive exploration in order to provide points of interest for further, intrusive exploration.

Our team has in-depth knowledge of various geophysical surveying methodologies and can determine the appropriate surveying type based on your project’s particular needs, the suspected subsurface conditions, and site conditions.

Geophysics can be used for:

  • Seismic site characterization
  • Karst characterization
  • Buried debris detection
  • Subsurface utility engineering (SUE)
  • Buried tank detection
  • Top of bedrock surveys
  • Void detection
  • Ground resistivity (for electrical grounding design)
  • Vibration monitoring

Geophysical Survey Methods

  • Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Seismic Refraction and Reflection

  • Multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW)

  • Refraction microtremor (ReMi)

  • Electrical Resistivity

  • Electromagnetics and Magnetics

  • Microgravity

  • Borehole Logging

  • Radio frequency line locating


Our Geophysical Team

Boston Fodor, RG, PMP®

Senior Geophysicist


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