How It Works
With our computerized Seismo-Electric - AKA Electro-Seismic - instruments, we collect electric signals generated by the passage of seismic compression waves, which are sent through the ground. These waves are transmitted using either a hammer/plate for depths up to 300 feet, or the "buffalo" black powder charge for depths to 1,600 feet. The seismic wave then moves the water in saturated sand, gravel, and rocks slightly. The water is displaced, causing a small but measurable electric signal, which returns to the surface and is recorded by our highly sensitive equipment.
Understanding the Data
Once the collected data is processed, our professional water surveyors provide you with a detailed report of our findings. This includes the best place to locate and drill a well, the depth to drill the well, and the approximate yield in gallons per minute. If there is no water present, then there will be no signal indicating an aquifer.
Why Choose Us?
Southwest Groundwater Surveyors have experience in understanding the geological diversities of the American Southwest. Our highly trained water surveyors know the techniques required to collect accurate groundwater inforamtion in a variety of situations. By incorporating local geologic information and indications from our seismoelectric data, we provide the most accurate scientific analysis involving correct drilling site and depth. Contact us today for the best water locating services.