Laboratory testing

Having the most comprehensive geotechnical laboratory in the Somerset/ Devon/ Cornwall region gives us a distinct advantage over competitors that rely on outside testing houses for sub-contract services. It means that your testing is done quicker and more efficiently.

Our quality system, which is following the path towards UKAS accreditation, includes the proviso that all test results are checked and signed off by a Chartered Engineer or Chartered Geologist who is not only familiar with the test procedures, but their interpretation as well.

Our technicians are trained in-house to time-proven procedures in adherance to BS1377:1990

Contamination testing is carried out by a UKAS accredited specialist laboratory.

In-house testing capabilities encompass:

  • Natural moisture content
  • Atterberg limits (plasticity index)
  • Sieve analysis
  • Hydrometer analysis
  • Saturated moisture content/ density of chalk
  • Drained and undrained shear box
  • Quick undrained triaxial
  • Oedometer consolidation
  • Unconfined compressive strength
  • Point load tests
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Moisture condition value
  • Moisture content/ dry density relationship

The SWG laboratory in Tiverton has recently expanded is facilities, and now offers a free collection service from the Taunton and Exeter areas.

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