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GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS

SOIL TESTING & GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS

Long before any construction starts on your site, you will need to have the soil on the site tested by a geotechnical engineer. 

The main reason for this is to understand how ‘reactive’ the soil is and to ensure that there aren’t any hidden chemical or physical conditions on the site that might damage your house.  

 

Soil reactivity refers to how much the soil on the site is likely to move, expand and contract (normally as a result of changing moisture content). This can be a real issue, especially where concrete slabs are concerned.

Reactive soil can easily cause a lot of damage to a house, especially if the house is on the wrong type of concrete slab.

 

We can drill the site and provide you with a report that indicates the physical properties of the soil on your site, the stability of the natural slope and the chemical composition of the soil.