Geotechnical drilling specialists are often needed in a construction project’s early planning stages. Their expertise helps to identify potential ground-related problems that could occur long after the project has concluded. Earth Engineering has a team of specialists ready to provide data and recommendations for geotechnical construction in New Jersey and the surrounding region. Our site inspectors offer valuable information that can lead to cost savings and help to avoid delays in the construction project.
What is a Geotechnical Drilling Specialist?
The job of a geotechnical drilling specialist is to investigate if the subsurface soil of a possible construction site is compatible with the new design. If you are new to the construction industry, they will test below the earth’s surface. They’re expected to resolve complex construction site issues. The test findings will determine if the project should continue for new buildings, roadways, dams, and other infrastructure construction projects.
A geotechnical drilling specialist is trained to operate heavy equipment to obtain rock and soil samples for evaluation and laboratory testing. They look for indicators of problematic conditions under the earth’s surface. An experienced geotechnical drilling specialist can confirm if the soil will fail to adequately support structures in place over the design life of the structure.
A detailed assessment will help to identify the factors that could affect the stability of the soil after the excavation process has begun. Also, the report offers the soil composition below the surface that may be unknown to the project’s engineers. The soil may have lost its stability by multiple underground conditions. The engineering analyses and judgment along with laboratory test results will help project engineers to make the proper design recommendations.
When Are Geotechnical Drilling Specialists Needed?
The guidelines of many local business codes require a geotechnical site report. Some within the industry will call it a site analysis test. It is needed to confirm whether or not the potential location is ideal for a construction project or if specialty foundations/ground improvements are needed. Also, the report findings are often needed to accompany all construction permit applications to municipal agencies.
The subsurface soil report provides subsurface information essential to recommendations for the safe construction of a structure. The test results will provide the level of soil stability. The data will also confirm if the project is safe to continue if building roadways and underground gas & electric lines are part of the planning. The project’s continuation is dependent on the results of the geotechnical drilling test report.
Contact a Professional
From soil testing in Monmouth County, NJ, and the surrounding region to large construction projects, Earth Engineering’s geotechnical drilling services offer assistance from talented, licensed staff members. We have state-of-the-art equipment that gathers core soil samples for vital data. And our staff guarantees none of the test results have been tampered with. For more information about our geotechnical drilling services, contact EEI for our services.