Ground Investigations Ireland

By: Ground Investigations Ireland  05/12/2011
Keywords: Consulting Engineers, Laboratory Testing, Rotary Coring

Trial pitting using a suitable tracked or wheeled excavator to provide samples for testing and larger scale visual inspection of subsoil conditions.• CABLE PERCUSSION
Cable percussion boring using Dando 2000 MK2 light cable percussion rig.In situ testing includes:• Standard penetration tests (SPT’s)
• Disturbed samples
• Undisturbed (U100) samples
• Piston Samples
• Vane tests
• In situ permeability tests
• Installation of geotechnical instrumentation.• ROTARY CORING
Rotary coring to recover rock core samples for subsequent logging to BS 5930 and laboratory testing.• DYNAMIC PROBING
Dynamic probing and window sampling using a Dando Terrier 2002 with capacity for dynamic cone penetrometer testing and window sampling.• LABORATORY TESTING
Laboratory testing of soil and rock samples.• PYRITE DEGRADATION
We have a very experienced team for sampling, testing and analysis of the problems associated with Pyrite Degradation and subsequent heave. The following testing is carried out by our fully UKAS accredited partner laboratory in the UK:¬ Acid Soluble Sulphate
¬ Water Soluble Sulphate
¬ Total Sulphur
¬ Petrographic Examination
¬ X-Ray Defraction Scanning
¬ Scanning Electron MicroscopeThe analysis is carried out by Dr. B Hawkins who has over 30 years experience
and published extensively in this field.• Geotechnical Reports
We provide both factual and interpretative reports to Consulting Engineers and the Construction Industry.
The Grange, 12th Lock Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. | Tel: 01 601 5175 / 5176 | Fax: 01 601 5173 | Email: [email protected]

Keywords: Consulting Engineers, Laboratory Testing, Rotary Coring

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