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Site Investigation

Helping you deal with in-ground risk

More than knowledge, it's insight that empowers you to design, plan and budget your project. Our engineers are experienced in conducting thorough site investigations and providing real insight into the geotechnical and geo-environmental risks you face, and how to mitigate them.

We understand why it's crucial you get timely and accurate information for your project. Uncovering an in-ground issue too late can lead to expensive remedial action and delays to your project that were entirely avoidable.

We embrace the latest methods and technologies to ensure no stone is left unturned and that issues are clearly communicated in a way you can understand.

How you benefit from a good site investigation

While the site investigation is not the most high-profile part of your construction project, its value to your project's successful outcome should not be underestimated. A thorough combined geotechnical and geo-environmental investigation at the outset of your project will:

  • Allow you to understand the in-ground risks you face in good time
  • Give you peace of mind that a costly issue will not be uncovered later in the project
  • Help your project run to time and budget
  • Provide you with an audit trail that demonstrates robust due diligence was undertaken

Our site investigation services

There is no set template to a site investigation; every site is unique and every client has their own requirements depending on where they are in their process. Our services reflect this.

Whenever possible, we seek to combine investigations to save clients both time and money. On-site we can employ a range of techniques including:

  • Trial pitting
  • Rotary percussive/open hole drilling works
  • Cable percussive drilling works
  • Cone penetration testing
  • Windowless borehold drilling
  • CBRs
  • Infiltration testing
  • 3D Ground Modelling

As well as the technical quality of the work that our in-ground specialists will undertake on your site, we have a robust off-site infrastructure with which to analyse our samples and draw the correct conclusions. Moreover, our many years of experience mean we are used to working on all site sizes and conditions. We always put health and safety at the forefront of our thinking, working to all relevant regulations and applicable standards.

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From phase 1 desktop surveys… to detailed specialist investigations, identifying and evaluating in-ground risks quickly is our top priority. It’s just one of ways we strive to be the best geo-environmental business you’ve ever worked with. Discover the rest when we connect.

Case Study – Ground Investigation & Remedial Strategy Design

We were asked to produce a combined ground investigation and proposed remedial strategy report in relation to a former RAF base that was to be used for residential development. We also successfully undertook the verification of the third party remedial works to discharge the related planning conditions.

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