Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
Geotechnical conditions can vary dramatically based on a site's typography, local geology, soil composition, water content, compaction, strength and surrounding natural environment.
Intertek-PSI performs over two million individual field and laboratory material tests each year. We understand the importance of geotechnical investigations, proper field sample collection and detailed, reliable laboratory testing. The size and scope of the field exploration is appropriately determined to assess the right soil characteristics and soil profile to estimate the correct geotechnical parameters required for geotechnical designs.
Our geotechnical laboratory testing services provide crucial insights on site characteristics and the soil's response to applied loads and stresses. These data points are combined with numerical modeling and engineering judgements to inform the design, construction and maintenance of new developments and existing assets.
Our team of experienced engineers and technicians, under the guidance of our standard operating procedures (SOP), industry best management practices and the oversight of Chief Engineers, conduct a wide range of geotechnical laboratory tests that include:
- Soil Classification Tests
- Compaction Tests
- Consolidation Tests
- Shear Strength Tests
- Permeability Tests
- Shrink & Swell tests
- Field Bearing Capacity Tests