Soil testing is an essential before any construction project. Before you can lay a concrete slab, a footpath, or any other structure, you will need to complete soil testing. iseekplant have hundreds of soil testing contractors who can help you get your job underway, whether you’re located in Brisbane or Perth there will be someone to service your needs. Soil testing contractors are also known as geotechnical engineers, they asses the soil for any risks to humans or the surrounding environment. Natural hazards can occur from landslides, rock falls, earthquakes, and sinkholes. Soil testing and geotechnical engineers can guarantee that when you begin construction the soil and surrounding areas are safe to begin work on.
There are two components for soil testing. First is the field soil analysis to collect the soil, data, and site measurements and the next is the laboratory tests on the soil samples. The field component will have a geotechnical engineer come to the site and they will test the documentation of the existing soil strata and bearing capacity. This will help determine whether the site is suitable for structures and people to dwell on. Another aspect of the site investigation will be the surrounding trees, drainage, slope, and more.
The laboratory testing process will identify the soils reactivity, salinity, and permeability. This will then help to determine the soil classification to then continue with site preparation and construction. There are five different classes that determine the suitability of the soil and overall site all depending on the reactivity, salinity, and permeability.
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