Geotech and soil testing is a key step in the construction process. Since the soil profile will often be different from site to site, it’s important to understand the quality of the soil to determine whether it will support any structures built on top.
Geotechnical experts study how roads, railways, buildings, ports, dams, bridges, landfills and tunnels interact with the ground, investigate sites, and perform risk assessments to identify any potential hazards.
At iSeekplant, we have many geotech and soil testing contractor suppliers in Sydney and throughout the country, ready to help you with your projects.
Perth Geotech contractors provide geotechnical assessments that can give you the confidence to know exactly what’s on site, and any design parameters which would minimise any uses during the construction phase of a project, and after it has been completed.
These include services in civil and rail infrastructure, coal gas drainage drilling, mechanical, piping, and structural engineering, technically complex construction services, and more.
When infrastructure is built, the ground must be checked to see what the soil and rock are made of, allowing for correct calculations based on how the ground will support any structures that are built.
Geotechnical engineers and Melbourne geotech contractors will perform a soil test, using equipment to drill into the ground and take cylinders filled with soil. These soil samples are then tested and analysed, allowing the contractors to determine the soil type at various depths, meaning the site can then be classified and the bearing capacity can also be determined.
Adelaide soil testing contractors can determine the suitability of the soil on your site, and whether it will accommodate your construction projects. The different types of soil on the site will be identified and tested for organics, contamination, sand content, compaction, density and strength.
A series of boreholes will be drilled, the soil will be examined, and samples assessed in a laboratory. Two of the key things that soil testing contractors are looking for is the presence of silt and clay. Both are extremely fine and become unstable and slippery when wet.
Since they also change volume when absorbing moisture, this can cause the soil to temporarily heave, and if soil or silt are found, the design of the foundation for the project may need to be adjusted. This means that clients can be sure that future settlement issues and foundation movement are minimised.
Soil testing gives contractors the data they need for safety and technical data reports and allows the development of the soil to be observed throughout the project for maximum safety and quality.
Be sure to check that the soil testing contractor you choose is fully qualified and accredited to perform testing on site.
It’s highly likely that you’ll need to search geotech and soil testing contractors in Brisbane or elsewhere in Australia for your next project. If you’re unsure which contractor will be the best fit for your next project, get in touch with the Projects Team at iSeekplant, give them your project specifications, and they can do the searching for you.