Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

FAQ

1.- Geotechnical Exporation: is an important step in any structural and civil engineering project. It is a process where a civil or geotechnical engineer examines soils' physical and chemical properties to assess their suitability for a particular project. This type of investigation is often done to determine the stability and permeability of soils and the depth of any groundwater present. Moreover, this process allows the civil/structural engineer to make informed decisions on the type of foundation that needs to be constructed and the construction materials required.

Even further, the results of a geotechnical exploration can be used to determine the best way to construct the foundations and other structures for a particular project. It can also be used to identify potential problems or hazards, such as soil instability, groundwater, or excessive moisture content.

Geotechnical explorations can be conducted in a variety of ways. Standard techniques include core sampling and in-situ testing. Core sampling involves taking a soil sample from the ground and analyzing it in a lbratory to determine its composition, density, and other important engineering characteristics. In-situ testing consists in testing the soil directly at the construction site. This can be done with various instruments, such as Field Vane Test, Cone Penetration Test, and Standard Penetration Test to name a few.