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The process of site investigation determines the engineering properties of the soil and rock and how it will interact with the built environment. This will identify and quantify the risk of unexpected ground conditions and assess any potential contamination risks.
GSS UK are proud to offer a one to one customer experience; with guidance and clarity guaranteed at every stage of the site investigation process. The exact type and scope of work undertaken depends on each individual project. Below outlines the potential elements involved…
Rotary drilling is used to create a selection of observational boreholes. This is done to establish the make-up of strata underneath a site. These are typically flushed with either compressed air or water depending on the site requirements, accessibility and proximity to other buildings or residential dwellings.
Groundwater monitoring is often undertaken as part of both geotechnical and contamination investigations. They may be used to collect water samples for testing or establish water levels over time.
Sites adjacent to brownfield sites, in areas of mine workings or where degradable materials are present within the ground have the potential risk of ground gases and possible accumulation of these gases within buildings. In these scenarios a gas monitoring point may need to be installed.
Many of our customers approach us with the objective of determining engineering properties such as ground baring capacity. Through the use of exploratory methods, standard penetration testing provides a detailed profile of material density vs depth.
The findings of these investigations will indicate if the site requires any ground stabilisation treatment such as drilling and grouting before building work can commence.
We understand how important your project is. If you have any questions or would like to speak to us about your individual requirements, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss what the next steps might be.
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