In situ Density Stores Vane Test

Geotechnical Soil Testing Laboratory

We perform a wide range of tests on soil and groundwater samples to British Standard 1377. Some of the more routine soil tests we perform include:

Classification Tests

  • Moisture Content
  • Atterberg Limits (Liquid and Plastic Limits) & Shrinkability
  • Particle Size Distribution (Wet & Dry Sieves, Hydrometer Tests)
  • Bulk Density

Shear Strength Testing - Undrained & drained (functional) triaxial tests - set of three 38mm diameter, single or multi-stage 100mm diameter.

Oedometer Consolidation Tests

Compaction Tests

  • BS 2.5kg & 4.5kg Compactions
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) for road & pavement design

Chemical Tests

  • pH in soil and groundwater
  • Water soluble Sulphate contents of samples of soil and groundwater
  • Organic Matter Content

Environmental Soil and Groundwater Testing

Our geochemical or contamination and waste acceptance criteria (WAC) testing is submitted to external UKAS accredited labs. We routinely carry out a full suite of inorganic and organic tests including TPH, PAH and heavy metals on soil and groundwater samples. We maintain good working relationships with a number of specialist testing houses across the UK which allows us to offer a broad range of tests and competitive pricing. The test results are normally issued within 7 to 10 working days.