The absence of a thorough and competent site or ground investigation is likely to result in unforeseen ‘surprises’ during the construction or development phase of a project. These unforeseen conditions, be they geological, manmade, contamination or ground gas, etc., are liable to cause budget and/or programme overruns. Structural Soils Ltd, RSK’s in-house ground and site investigation specialist and market leader, can help to mitigate these risks.
We have over 50 years’ experience and a client portfolio of industry leaders in energy, nuclear new build, utilities, transportation, aviation, infrastructure, commercial and housing sectors. Our specialists have the experience to provide your business with top-quality site investigations performed on the ground by construction-skills-certified drilling crews, highly qualified engineers and technicians who can interpret ground conditions, sample properties and test data. This ensures that your project is executed on time, within budget and to the highest health, safety, quality and environmental standards.
Our range of equipment is suitable for drilling, testing and sampling all soil and bedrock conditions, and our range of towed, track-mounted, self-propelled and specialist demountable cutdown rigs can access and investigate all types of sites, even those with extremely restricted access. Disturbance of contaminated land can be controlled and an array of groundwater, gas and movement monitoring instrumentation can be installed in our completed boreholes.
Our principal types of drilling rig fall into three categories:
- Cable percussive boreholes
- Rotary boreholes
- Window sampling and dynamic probe testing.