UKAS Accredited Testing for Residential Development in Somerset

Extensive geotechnical and contamination laboratory testing was recently undertaken as part of a ground investigation for proposed residential development site on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare.

In addition to classification (plastic and liquid limits and particle size distribution) tests, quick undrained triaxial and oedometer consolidation tests were carried out to provide information for foundation design. pH and soluble sulphate testing (BRE SD1 suite) was also undertaken to confirm the buried concrete class requirements.

A broad range of contamination testing, including asbestos, heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), was undertaken to provide information for human health and controlled waters risk assessments.

The testing was UKAS accredited and Ruddlesden geotechnical’s close working relationships with both the laboratories helped ensure the testing results were issued promptly.