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October 15, 2018

Testing soils in construction
Before a construction project commences, it is important to know which types of soil underlay the proposed structure. It may be possible to know whether the soil is sand, silt, clay, gravel, peat, rock or loam, without undertaking any testing. However, it is still vitally important to understand the properties of the soil, and to use this information in the planning and design phases of the project. Test data can then be used to ensure that the soil is able to support the proposed structure in the long-term and enable the creation of technical and safety data reports to support planning permissions and licence applications. Furthermore, ongoing testing checks the development of the soil throughout the construction project to ensure quality and safety ... Read full story <click here>
 

 
Source: This article is provided by ELE International. The company is specialised in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation. For more information, visit www.ele.com



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