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Geotechnical Studies

For safe construction with solid foundations, call the SGS geotechnical studies team. Our expert analysis and advice means you can start your next building project with confidence.

Our geotechnical studies provide the data you need for solid and accurate plans for construction, 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.

Our geotechnical teams use only the latest methods and sophisticated equipment to make a comprehensive analysis of your soil to determine its stability. Using state-of-the-art geographic information systems, our results will give you the clearest picture of the physical qualities of your soil. With this data we can provide you with the most effective foundation advice.

The range of techniques we use for geotechnical and hydraulogical studies include:

  • Drilling and coring
  • Mechnical and electrical cone penetration tests
  • Undisturbed sampling
  • Installation of piezometers
  • Cone penetration tests
  • Panda-type preliminary tests for soil compaction
  • Plate loading soil compaction tests
  • Dynamic penetration soil density tests
  • Water infiltration tests

The range of methods allows us to be fully adaptable and use the right technique to suit your location. To examine the geology and hydrology of sites that have restricted access, are marshy or on uneven land, we use adapted probing installations and vehicles to install piezometers and take undisturbed samples for soil testing.

Thorough preparation is essential for stable foundations and support systems for your construction. Call our fully accredited geotechnical studies experts today for a detailed report to get your project off to the best possible start.

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