The embankments, like containment and/or support
structures, require a special attention in their maintenance.
The pathologies that usually suffer
this type of structures come from problems in the embankment body or in the
substrate underlying it.
The investigation with geophysical methods
provides continuous information of data about the materials that compose
the embankment, as well as on the ground that supports it, determining in a
direct form the origin of observed problems.
Roads and pavements
The existence of defects in road pavements, e.g., cracks, delamination, subgrade subsidence, increase maintenance costs.
Geofísica Consultores uses 3D-RADAR GPR technology, to image
large pavement areas, in a very short time, obtaining qualitative 3D data
of the road. With this information, the origin and nature of the existing
pathologies is better understood, determining in a precise way where the repair
efforts or the preventive measures must be concentrated.
Geofísica Consultores has a
powerful set of tools for the investigation of the ballast state.
Using three-dimensional GPR data and a specific
software of own development, Geofísica Consultores has created a tool to identify very quickly
areas of contaminated ballast, ballast subsidence and the presence of voids
directly beneath the platform.
An ample range of geophysical methodologies can be
applied in the phases pre, post and constructive of dams and reservoirs.
In this field of application, the applied geophysical studies focuss on the mapping geologic contacts, faults, potential
landslides, the calculation of the elastic-dynamic moduli of the ground,
deficiencies inside the structure of the own dam, etc.