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Geotechnical Parameters

To ensure the success of your project, call SGS today. We provide a range of geotechnical testing services to calculate your requirements for a strong building foundation.

Our geotechnical investigations provide the data you need for solid and accurate plans for construction, road and rail works, industrial site or home building. Following our analysis, we will provide you with a clear and detailed report. Easy-to-understand graphics help to explain the data and show you the type of foundations you will need for your plans.

We use a wide range of techniques to investigate ground soil strength and water presence. Our geotechnical soil testing techniques include:

  • Drilling and coring
  • Undisturbed sampling
  • Parameter acquisition using mechanical or electrical manometers
  • Cone penetration tests
  • Panda-type preliminary tests for soil compaction
  • Plate loading soil compaction tests
  • Dynamic penetration soil density tests
  • Water infiltration tests

Investigations include moisture content and volume mass determination and geodetical compaction control methods.

We work with you to design solutions to meet any challenges found for your project. Our laboratories will examine your soil samples and determine methods that may be needed for soil improvement. And we can also take responsibility for on-site supervision of any earthworks.

Our geotechnical testing services and on-site check-ups are certified according to the national and international quality standards as well as various responsible authorities.

To get started on your next project, call us today for a detailed action plan.

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