Welcome to Surface Search.

Surface Search Mission Statement

Since 1991, we have developed a reputation for delivering trusted solutions and being accessible to our clients globally. We provide reliable and responsive services managed by our experienced geophysicists and field operation specialists.

Surface Search Inc. provides a broad range of shallow geophysical survey solutions for project engineers, geoscientists and planners who require detailed information on subsurface conditions beneath their project areas.

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Our Experience.

With over 20 years of experience in providing geophysical services to a wide range of industry groups on domestic and international projects, Surface Search Inc. continues to offer clientele innovative solutions for their subsurface mapping needs.

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Full Services.

A comprehensive understanding of what lies beneath the surface within the confines of your project area matters.

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Surface Search Inc. provides shallow geophysical surveying and data analysis services for geotechnical and civil engineers tasked with completing site investigations within their project limits. The data results we provide represent additional subsurface information required to understand what is going on in-between and beyond borehole locations in order to fully appreciate and understand in-situ site conditions. Make better, more confident decisions and recommendations on your client’s behalf based on increased subsurface exploration coverage within your project area.
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For proposed pipeline construction projects, Surface Search Inc. offers shallow geophysical surveying and data analysis services to provide subsurface information on:

  • River crossings – Conventional and Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD)
  • Pump/Compressor station foundation design
  • Buoyancy control design
  • Bedrock surveys
  • Utility/pipeline crossing locating mapping (metal, concrete and plastic pipes), SUE

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Surface Search Inc. utilizes shallow geophysics to detect, delineate and map a wide variety anthroprogenic (man-made) subsurface features and/or buried hazards.
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Surface Search Inc. offers several deeper penetrating (e.g. 50-250m), yet still “shallow” geophysical methodologies for the exploration of economic resources.
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Surface Search Inc. offers a variety of geophysical methodologies to measure subsurface material properties or to scan existing infrastructure.
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Value Per Data Sample

Value Per Data Sample

Whereas borehole drilling programs may complete one or two holes in day, surface geophysics is capable of providing 100’s or even 1000’s of linear horizontal metres of detailed sampling of the physical properties of the ground within the same time frame.
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Investigation Stealth & Portability

Investigation Stealth & Portability

Survey methodologies used for shallow geophysical investigations are typically hand-portable and environmentally non-destructive. Often geophysical survey data can be acquired over areas that are either not feasible or simply too expensive for a drill rig to access.
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Shallow geophysics enables users to visualize underground features in-between and beyond borehole locations. Where detailed information is required, surveys can be completed over gridded layouts to produce 3-Dimensional views of subterranean features.

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2D & 3D Imaging

Looking for a Solution.

A comprehensive understanding of what lies beneath the surface within the confines of your project area matters. Encountering unforeseen subsurface features can be detrimental to your overall project budget and completion schedule. Shallow geophysics helps to increase your preparedness by providing the capacity to investigate, detect and map mission critical subsurface features throughout a project area, well beyond what can be inferred from borehole drilling programs alone.

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