GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION

SOILTECH, a sub-division of Franki, offers a complete geotechnical investigation service to consulting engineers, contractors, private developers, client bodies and an in-house service to all the geotechnical operations of Franki.



Range of SOILTECH Services

Rotary Core Drilling

As a specialist Geotechnical drilling contractor, SOILTECH concentrates on achieving the best possible core recovery in all materials.

  • The following in-situ tests are offered:
  • Standard Penetration Tests
  • Vane shear tests
  • Piezometer installations
  • Shelby and piston tube sampling
  • Core orientation
  • Density testing

Soils Investigation

  • Auger trial holes
  • Test pits
  • Bulk and undisturbed soil sampling
  • Dynamic cone penetration tests
  • Cone penetration tests

Environmental and Sundry Services

  • Installation of water wells
  • Ground water monitoring and sampling
  • Sonic pile integrity testing
  • Vertical and horizontal plate load tests

The cost of an adequate investigation is very low in comparison to the total cost of a project.  The consequences of not providing sufficient, accurate and reliable geotechnical information, however, can have a significant effect on a project and can lead to delays and extras during the construction phase.