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Quarry Blasting


Quarry rock blasting in urban environments is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects facing the aggregates industry today. Population growth around existing quarries has brought blasting operations closer to residential structures than ever before. Quarry operators exercise great care to operate as a good neighbor near communities, providing buffers around property to improve visual impact, reducing equipment noise and impacts of blasting ground vibrations, and controlling fugitive dust.

Technical means to mitigate off-site impacts of blasting operations are available to minimize ground vibrations and air overpressure that may leave the blast site. Modern tools are available to the blaster such as electronic delay systems, profiling quarry faces to guide explosive loading and ensure proper rock movement and breakage, and seismographs strategically placed to monitor off-site ground motion energy.

 

Our Commitment to You

Aimone-Martin Associates, LLC are committed to helping quarry operators reduce impacts of blasting with advanced studies to evaluate geologic site characteristics influencing ground vibrations and providing measurements to evaluate the rock breakage process when optimizing blasting operations. We can provide your operations with successful blasting risk management planning and practices to mitigate negative perceptions about blasting within communities surrounding quarries. Our risk management practices provide assurance to community members that your blasting is not only designed to be safe with but also protective of your neighbors' structures.

Our services and site-specific studies integrate vibration control and structure response instrumentation with blast design assessments. We have successfully demonstrated safe blasting practices do not damage structures in neighborhoods. Such studies have resulted in the re-permitting of existing quarries despite severe public opposition to operations for many of our clients.

Our services include data base management and development of interactive blasting and vibration reports. We can align your recordkeeping and design comprehensive data bases for reporting and analysis extremely helpful for applications such as explosives inventory control and blast-related claims assessments.  Claim managements systems used by our client have resulted in 100% claim-free blasting operations. We intend to keep that record.

 

                                                  

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