Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for experts who would be able to investigate the soil characteristics of your proposed building site (in regard to structural strength and required depth for proposed foundations). You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your requirements in more detail. If you have difficulty filling in the form or if you need help, please call us on 0800 0147 453.
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As development land becomes more scarce it is common to find sites for new housing and other construction to be prone to suffer hazards with poor ground. Sometimes these conditions will require specialist foundation techniques making building expensive and delays unavoidable. How deep will the foundations need to be and how much will this impact the total build cost?
Ultimately, before committing yourself to purchase land or initially before foundation designs are prepared, you should consider instructing a specialist to undertake a site investigation. This may simply entail a walk over survey, a trial hole investigation or one requiring a number of deep exploratory boreholes. Your selected specialist or structural engineer can advise on the extent of investigation for a given site.
With the benefit of a technical report, sometimes including soil sampling and laboratory analysis, your structural engineer will be able to prepare an economic design giving you reassurance that budgets for ground works will not be exceeded.
A site investigation report will identify such concerns as contamination, levels of high ground water, risks of landslip, weak or aggressive soils. It will also identify variations across a site potentially leading to unacceptable levels of differential settlement and areas requiring consideration when building near trees.
If you provide soil testing services and you would like your contact details to be listed on our website please click here to apply for a no obligation trial.