Our Geotech partners can provide site specific soil testing as well as construction phase testing on site.
A site specific geotechnical investigation is generally recommended for foundation design to evaluate subsurface soil conditions unique to each site.
A geotechnical investigation will involve drilling soil boring(s) and performing soil lab tests for soil at the site location of where the structure will be built.
These tests determine design values for foundation design, such as:
The structural engineer uses this information to design the most efficient and reliable foundation for the intended building function.
- Soil type, stratum and behavior
- Vertical and lateral bearing strength
- Groundwater table
- Potential vertical rise
- Ideal foundation type and design parameters