Selecting the optimal site for large-scale infrastructure projects, such as bridges, tunnels, dams, and highways, is a critical determinant of their overall stability and success. The consequences of constructing such facilities in compromised locations, characterized by underground karst zones, fractures, or quicksands, can lead to significant structural challenges, unforeseen expenses, and project delays.

Identifying zones of potential strength failure near the surface poses a significant challenge, particularly in regions where weakening zones do not align with lithological boundaries. This complexity is often encountered in mountainous areas, canyons, landslide slopes, quarries, and other geologically diverse terrains. The gradual development of strength loss zones, characterized by imperceptible displacements until eventual collapse, poses a significant risk to infrastructure projects.

At Terravox, we offer a solution to this pressing challenge through our Geological Exploration Microseismic Sounding (GEMS) technology. By leveraging advanced geophysical techniques, GEMS enables the reliable detection of attenuation sites. These sites are characterized by volumes of rock mass penetrated by a network of small fractures and violations, resulting in relatively reduced seismic wave velocities.

With GEMS technology, infrastructure developers can gain valuable insights into subsurface conditions, allowing for informed decision-making during site selection. By identifying potential areas of weakness early in the planning phase, project stakeholders can mitigate risks, optimize construction strategies, and ensure the long-term stability and resilience of infrastructure projects.

In summary, Terravox's GEMS technology offers a powerful tool for enhancing infrastructure stability through precise site selection. By detecting attenuation sites with unparalleled reliability, we empower project teams to navigate complex geological challenges and build with confidence in even the most demanding environments.