Category: Geotechnical

Plate Load Tests

Constructive Evaluation Ltd recently worked alongside Scottish and Southern Energy to carry out a number of plate load tests to aid with the construction of a new storage facility within the railway gantry at a site in Hampshire. A plate load test (a.k.a. plate bearing test) is an in-situ test performed on medium and coarse-grained …

Winter Groundwater Monitoring

To satisfy planning applications, groundwater monitoring and soil permeability tests are required to determine the ability of underlying soils to accommodate natural drainage during stormwater influx. Where natural soils are capable of natural drainage, a soakaway is constructed as a lined trench or pre-cast concrete cylinder as a medium for drainage. Where natural drainage is …

Back to Work

CE recently carried out a ground investigation for a proposed new office complex at a West London Network Rail Depot. A number of cable Percussion Drilling boreholes were constructed to allow design parameters to be assessed for the new office complex. Good to be in the field again! If you have a similar project, want …

Testing in The Thames

Constructive Evaluation were recently commissioned to undertake an unusual Ground Investigation project – providing design parameters for the construction of a new shipping jetty over the River Thames in Northfleet, London. This involved carefully cutting through the existing concrete jetty over the River Thames using our hydrostatic coring equipment . Following the concrete coring, a …

Dart Rig Investigation in Hastings

CE were instructed to assess the ground conditions underlying the Royal Albion pub in Hastings. Upcoming renovation works require scaffolding which will be supported by new foundations. The 18th century pub, included a basement level with restricted access down narrow stairs. It was therefore necessary to undertake the dart rig investigation from the ground floor. …