Foundations & Sub Structure

pilesWe have over 45 years of site investigation geotechnical design and consultancy experience and are able to provide both engineering analysis and design solutions for the range of simple to more complex foundation problems.

For example, using our suite of geotechnical software we are able to carry out an analysis of foundation settlement of individual and “overlapping” foundations. We are also able to analyse soil displacements resulting from soil unloading when constructing basements.

Our areas of work include:

  • Site Investigation
  • Bearing Pressures
  • Foundations
  • Pile Design and Analysis
  • Ground Improvement·
  • Basements Design and Analysis
  • Skip and Full Scale Load Tests
  • Complex Settlement Analysis
  • Swelling and Shrinkage Ground Investigations
  • Load Transfer Platform Analysis & Design
  • Pipeline  Investigation & Thrust Block Design
  • Expert Witness
  • Services for Loss Adjusters / Insurers

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our services or would like to discuss how we could help you, please get in touch using our contact form below. Please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your enquiry, particularly the purpose of the investigation, the site address and postcode.

Any existing or proposed site plans are useful and can be attached beneath the message box. Please provide a contact address, email and telephone number. We will get in touch as soon as possible.


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Southern Testing are continuing to work through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, including carrying out site work where it is safe to do so.

The Government have given express support to the Construction sector and have issued specific guidance for working on site. The Construction Leadership Council have also issued guidance.

We have revised our travelling and working practices to ensure that our staff are protected, and to meet the particular requirements of the guidance as well as our own risk assessments. The guidance and our working practices are under constant review.

Most site investigation work can be undertaken safely under the current restrictions.

We are committed to helping all our clients, old and new, during this difficult time. Should you have any site investigation requirements, or wish to discuss a particular project, please do not hesitate to contact us.