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Geotechnical Investigation

When you need an intrusive investigation for foundation design

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 will investigate your ground and provide you with a report which 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 colin@yourenvironment.org

The Process

We use a small tracked window sampling rig to carefully place several holes to around 5m in the area where the building is planned. This enables us to work out the bearing capacity of the soil at differing depths. We then 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 which can be passed directly to your builder for construction.

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Large scale investigations

Large Scale Investigations

YourEnvironment are experienced in carrying out large scale Geotechnical Investigations for large projects. We have provided reports for single houses through to 400 unit developments for major developers. We provide a full package of services to many clients including services location, ground investigation, CCTV drainage and Ecology consulting. Recently we have completed projects for St Modwens, Taylor Wimpey, Glasgow Airport, Tesco, Morrisons and the MoD.

Boreholes and Pile Design

As well as shallow investigations, we carry out deeper boreholes to design piles. We are capable of boreholes up to 40m with our Cable Percussive rigs. Most boreholes are completed to a depth of around 10 - 20 m. We have in-house drillers ensuring that we retain control of all aspects of the works.