The estimation of shallow subsurface soil properties, such as fine content and hydraulic conductivity,
is a key aspect in many engineering geology applications. When large areas have to be investigated,
alternative and reliable procedures to common from point-wise investigations through
drilling or laboratory tests are required to overcome time and cost limitations.
In this paper, a non-invasive procedure for the fine content estimation and the assessment of hydraulic
conductivity is proposed and applied to two different case studies: a small earth dam and a
river embankment. Electrical and seismic properties were used for the 2D imaging of hydro-geotechnical
characteristics and the results compared with independent investigations. The results show
the effectiveness of the proposed procedure, highlighting its potentialities and future applications.