To obtain information on the physical properties of ground around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions, you will need to do some site investigation. Our range of innovative site characterisation methods enables you to check the soil conditions, get immediate results and take samples.


PANDA Instrumented Dynamic Cone Penetrometer DCP Complete

PANDA® Instrumented Variable Energy Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

  • Portable method
  • Used for site investigation
  • Evaluating soil strength
  • Immediate repeatable results so that on-site decisions can be made straight away
  • Good for testing in challenging conditions (remote, soft, marshy, over-water and hazardous locations or confined spaces)

GRIZZLY® Dynamic Probing Super Heavy (DPSH)

  • Self propelled compact DPSH rig
  • Used for ground investigation and estimating bearing capacity.
  • Also used for compaction control, geotechnical drilling and soil sampling (windowless sampling and Standard Penetration Test (SPT) split spoon sampling) for chemical and geotechnical analysis
  • Being light and compact, the GRIZZLY® is particularly good for testing in challenging conditions (difficult to access locations or confined spaces).
  • Meets EN ISO 22476-2 standard
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KODIAK® Multi-Mass Automated DCP

  • Used for site investigation
  • Portable method for evaluating soil strength
  • Immediate electronic data capture and results presentation so that on-site decisions can be made straight away
  • Meets EN ISO 22476-2 standard


Geological Survey

To complement our physical penetration tests, we use non-destructive geophysical tests to map some geological features e.g. Basalt Rock Layers and the Ground Water Table Level. Typically we use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and provide easy to read reports summarising all key findings and anomalies.