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Examples of Geotechnical Testing Services

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services, it is important to have an idea on the different investigation
services that can be possibly performed.
If you are looking for a company to provide geotechnical testing services,
I suggest that you first read the rest of this article. I will help you to have a
quick orientation on some of the investigation services that can be possibly
performed by geotechnical drilling companies. It is important to understand
these services so that you know the competencies you should be looking for.
The contractor of choice must have the necessary state-of-the-art equipment
and an expert workforce to carry out the testing that you need them to
Thermal Conductivity Test
Over the years, it cannot be denied that there has been an influx in studies
with the goal of being able to determine alternative sources of power, which
is a response to the growing call for environmental sustainability. Among
others, one that has been popular alternative energy source is the heat
sourced from the ground. Because of this, a drilling company will carry an
investigation to be able to gather a comprehensive understanding of the
ground, including its potential for ground source heat pumps systems. The
thermal conductivity test will allow experts to know the amount of heat
available on the ground.
Chemical Test
More so, geotechnical testing services will also be required when it
comes to being able to determine the chemical composition of soils, peats,
and other materials. During such, the testing company can possibly
determine the pH and sulfate content, carbonate content, water soluble
chloride, loss of ignition, and organic matter content, among other things.
The tests are in recognition of the fact that the chemical composition of the
ground will have an impact on the success of the project, such as the
strength of its foundation. More so, if the drilling company will put up a
ground well, these chemical tests are important to ensure lack of chemical
contamination on the potential water supply.
Strength Tests
Some of the strength tests that are commonly performed by geotechnical
drilling companies include unconsolidated undrained triaxial, consolidated
drained triaxial, laboratory vane, and ring shear, among others. It is
important for the driller to have the most advanced equipment available to

make sure of the accurate findings from the strength tests. The results of
such investigation, on the other hand, will be helpful in being able to
determine the feasibility of the construction of a project in a predetermined
area, specifically with regards to the strength that can be handled by the
The examples that have been mentioned above are just some of the
geotechnical testing services you can expect from one drilling company.
There are many others, such as rock classification, index testing,
permeability testing, and compaction testing, among others. Regardless of
the investigation service you will need, at the end of the day, the most
important thing is to make sure you are going to end up choosing the best
geotechnical drilling contractor available in the area. Spare time and effort to
evaluate the possibilities, which will make sure you will end up with a
decision that will be able to provide the best value for money.