The mechanical characteristics of the foundation soil are essential to the support of your home. Soil testing results are required for the design of the popular post tensioned reinforced foundations. Failure to properly account for the variable strength characteristics of soil results in foundation problems that are costly to resolve.
Soil engineers specialize in the evaluating the characteristics of the soil and ground where a structure is built or planned to be placed. IFE performs soil testing independent of the builder to provide an unbiased report on soil testing results. Properly evaluating soils for different aspects, such as the permeability, strength, compaction, drainage, shrink-swell potential, and reaction help determine the suitability for various structure types.
Failure to properly assess the variable strength aspects of soil may result in foundation problems that are expensive to fix.
Contact Independent Foundation Engineers to perform soil testing for your project.