Site Investigation

Statistics show that 85% of problems encountered on construction projects are due to unforeseen ground conditions that could have been avoided if a suitable site investigation was carried out.

A site Investigation is a process of collecting information and assessing the data and reporting potential hazards beneath the site which are unknown.

At UA Antia, we can offer the following Investigations:

  • Rotary drilling (open hole rock drilling and core sampling)
  • Window and windowless sampling (hand held and Dando terrier mini-tracked rig)
  • Producing Borehole Logs via Holebase
  • Dynamic cone penetrometer
  • Gas sampling and analysis
  • Boreholes (cable percussive; shell and auger)
  • Dynamic probing or dynamic penetration testing (DPT)
  • Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
  • Small diameter rock boring or geotechnical microdrilling or microprobing
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test or Plate Bearing Test
  • Gas sampling and analysis
  • Ground water sampling and analysis
  • Chemical analysis and contamination screening
  • Geotechnical testing

Site Investigation is grouped into the following stages:

  1. Soil Investigation
  2. Geologic Survey Maps
  3. Preliminary Investigation
  4. Detailed Site Investigation
  5. Supplementary Investigation and construction control