We offer a full range of in-situ testing which can be used for a variety of geotechnical applications, our experienced in-house team hold NPORS and NVQ’s offering a professional service. Please contact our Geo Team for a no obligation quotation.
Soakaway testing and design
Standard Penetration Testing (SPT)
Shear vane testing
Plate load testing (CBR)
Dynamic Cone Penetrometer testing (DCP)
Dynamic probe testing
The soakaway or percolation test is used to determine if a new or replacement soakaway can be installed. There are two very different types of soakaway – foul water soakaways and surface water soakaways. Foul water soakaways deal with small volumes over a long period surface water deal with large volumes over a short duration.
Geoinvestigate conducts Soakaway tests for surface water soakways in accordance with BRE 365 Soakaway Design. These tests are carried out in test pits dug to a depth of about 2m or 2.5m using a mini excavator with a 0.3m to 0.6m wide bucket.
Soil permeability is measured by filling the pit with water from a bowser and recording the length of time for 75% of the volume of water to drain away. Soil permeability can also be measured in Boreholes.
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