Southern Testing provide geotechnical consultancy services to Local Authorities in relation to Section 38 and Section 278 agreements on Developer […]More Information
The majority of projects normally require some form of ‘cut and fill’ activity in order to create a level development platform.
A critical factor is optimising the design of earthworks and ground improvement to minimise the cost of import or export of bulk materials from site, and limiting the environmental impact of the works.
Our ground investigation expertise in earthworks includes; classification of soils, optimisation of design, determination of soil compaction parameters, specification of fill materials, site supervision, quality and performance control through in-situ testing and monitoring, instrumentation, analysis of settlement characteristics and design of cut and fill slopes
By combining our wide range of site investigation experience and knowledge, we have designed innovative schemes for residential, commercial and highway schemes.
Our designs combine ground improvement techniques such as the use of lightweight fills, wick drainage, surcharging, lime or cement stabilisation, soil mixing, vibro improvement and dynamic compaction to provide a cost effective solutions.