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Permeability Tests

Whatever the scope of your project, SGS permeability testing can help ensure the best solutions for sustainable success. Call the team today for the best plan to complete your project.

For the many projects that involve soil and water, drainage and seepage control are essential to success. For a local car wash, water drainage is paramount; for a new construction project, the priority might be to maximise rainwater infiltration.

We have many years of experience and thousands of hydrogeological studies projects to draw on. We can find a solution to fit your particular project. Our own adaptation of the local permeability testing (Lefranc test) used in hydrogeology allows us to calculate permeability even in unsaturated zone. It is a fast and low-cost method for ground permeability analysis that will help determine the best solution for seepage controls and drainage systems.

We use geographic information systems to integrate and visualise a range of data, allowing you to see the full picture and prioritise an action plan. With state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we can tackle any job, no matter how small or large. If you are installing a public water supply, we calculate the radius of influence of the pumping, determine the capacity of groundwater resources  and define zones of protection for groundwater contamination.

Where waste water is likely to be released, we can examine solutions that meet waste management regulations and reduce the risks to human health, local ecosystems and groundwater resources. And we can implement water purification systems that meet specific local authorisation criteria for releasing treated water into rivers or artificial waterways.

With our many professional certifications, let us take on the legal and regulatory administration and get your project completed to deadline and budget. We can help you with license agreements, field surveys, analysis and documentation to meet the needs of environmental and safety management.

Working with SGS brings a guarantee of quality and safety, backed up by our years of experience. Start your next successful collaboration and call our team today.

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