Geotechnical Laboratory Testing

Geotechnical Laboratory Testing

Site work is followed by both geotechnical and chemical testing, enhancing our understanding of the ground at that site.
Standard geotechnical testing is undertaken in the company's own in-house geotechnical laboratory, whilst chemical testing is subcontracted out to specialist testing houses.

Geotechnical testing commonly undertaken in-house includes:

  • Classification
    • Moisture content
    • Atterberg Limit
    • Particle size distribution
    • Bulk density
    • Particle density
  • Geochemical
    • pH and water soluble sulfate
    • Chloride content
  • Compaction
    • Dry density / moisture content value relationship
    • Moisture condition value (MCV)
    • California bearing ratio
  • Compressibility
    • Oedometer consolidation
  • Strength testing
    • Total Stress
    • Effective Stress
  • Rock
    • Point load index
    • Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) testing
  • Permeability

More specialist geotechnical testing can be conducted by outsourcing to our trusted subcontractor laboratories.