We are specialists in Geotechnical Investigations to design your foundation solution. Whether you're looking at a strip foundation, piled foundation, lightweight foundations or slabs. We can investigate your ground and provide you with a standalone bespoke report in which we will provide your foundation solution in a simple to understand, no jargon format. Our geotechnical investigations are carried out on a low-cost, fixed fee basis.
Whether for NHBC, warranty provider, piling contractor or engineer we will provide the report in a format that is easily understandable. Call us on 01243 787150 to find out more information or e-mail us at
We use a small tracked window sampling rig to carefully place several holes in the area where the building is planned. This enables us to work out the bearing capacity (Nm2) of the soil at differing depths and therefore design the depth of the foundations. Additionally, we send samples to our in-house laboratory and test for plasticity (shrinkability), pH, sulphates and any other tests that we think are appropriate. All this is included in your price. We then produce a report which outlines the foundations specification which can be passed to your builder.
If your project is urgent then we can provide you with initial foundation designs within 2 days of site works. These works are compliant with requirements with warranty providers such as NHBC.
We also have larger, cable percussive and rotary drilling rigs to use when a piled foundation is required.