Assess underground moisture conditions for multiple applications
ASTERRA EarthWorks provides visualized soil moisture sensing assessments for a variety of ground infrastructure installations across different industries and applications. EarthWorks creates a mapped view of the actual moisture itself as it gathers beneath infrastructure worldwide.
EarthWorks can assess underground soil moisture conditions across vast tracts of land simultaneously, up to 800,000 acres. It points out areas of concern and potential failure locations so that immediate and long-term problems can be found, and preventative repairs made, before more expensive damage and safety issues occur.
EarthWorks gathers data via an orbiting satellite and a highly sensitive synthetic aperture radar band that reflects off underground moisture and provides a data layer revealing its locations. The data is visualized as a contoured soil moisture map.
EarthWorks gives ground engineers a capability they have never had before: the ability to see — instantly and over an expansive area — where moisture is accumulating beneath and around critical ground infrastructure. Penetrating to a depth approximately 10 feet, EarthWorks sees through concrete, macadam, and treetops, and through all light and weather conditions to gather its insights. Planners and engineers can make decisions and initiate repairs using complete information, and before more extensive damage occurs.
Owners and managers of large property installations use EarthWorks Property to locate and evaluate underground moisture beneath parking lots, roadways, sidewalks, and other paved surfaces. Potential and likely failure locations are mapped out so that owners can mitigate problems before more severe and expensive damage occurs.
The deliverable is a contour map with the colors and contours representing percentages of soil moisture. It is delivered as a GIS (Geographic Information System) file for viewing through all GIS platforms. As with all products, they are delivered to a customer through the ASTERRA customer portal website.