Ground/Site Investigation Services
Good quality Ground or site investigation is a vital part of any assured design. We are able to apply a range of investigation techniques to suit the engineering objectives, access constraints and budget of your project.
Our team of specialist engineers and scientists can advise on the most suitable method to suit any project. They have experience across different sectors on projects ranging from domestic insurance claims and house builds to major infrastructure design and large commercial developments.
Investigations can be tailored to suit geotechnical and geo-environmental requirements. Exploratory holes can be utilised to gather data related to both disciplines. For example drilled geotechnical boreholes may be installed with standpipes to allow groundwater sampling. Our specialist technicians are also trained in construction materials testing. Allowing a range of disciplines to be covered by one investigation team.
Intrusive investigations can be supervised by one of our team of Project Engineering Geologists or Geo-environmental Scientists if required to ensure that appropriate and high quality data is recovered from site.
Site investigation data is displayed on logs available in .pdf and .ags formats, with engineering soil and rock descriptions to BS5930. Typically this is followed by laboratory testing. Concluding in production of factual and/or interpretive reports specific to the project requirements.
Our site investigation works are assured by industry accreditations including ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO45001 and all Technicians and Engineers are qualified to work across multiple environments in the construction industry, including Rail and Highways sites.
Site investigation techniques include, but are not limited to:
- Hydrostatic Diamond Coring
- Window Sampling
- Windowless/Dynamic Sampling
- Cable Percussive Boreholes
- Rotary Boreholes
- Trial Pits and Foundation Exposure
- Winter Groundwater Monitoring and Permeability Testing (BRE-365)
The Soils Department also offer advice for:
- Pre-investigation site walkovers
- Hydrogeological and geological characterisation
- Geotechnical parameters for temporary and permanent design
- Foundation recommendations
- Mining and cavities
- Subsidence and/or heave of clay soils
- Geo-environmental conceptual site models (CSMs)
- Spatial data analysis