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Laboratory Services

Our long established in-house geotechnical laboratory facility, GroundTech Laboratories Limited, employs an experienced team of dedicated technicians providing a wide range of geotechnical engineering tests. As an independent laboratory it serves both the needs of the parent company and those of other geotechnical consulting specialists.

Testing is undertaken in a Quality Controlled environment according to ISO9001 under the terms of ISO17025, ‘General requirements for competence of testing calibration laboratories. 

The standard turnaround times differ according to the type and amount of testing required. However we can provide a 'fast track' testing service of just a few days when required. We can provide moisture content and classification testing through to effective stress and testing in accordance with BS:1377. 

Below is a list of commonly undertaken testsFor further details and more specialist testing please contact our laboratory manager Mark Thornton on 01327 860947 or by email at 

Soil Classification Tests 

  • Engineering Sample Descriptions 

  • Atterberg (Liquid & Plastic) Limits 

  • Water Contents 

  • Particle Size Distribution 

  • Wet and Dry Sieve Analysis 

Strength Testing 

  • Quick Undrained Triaxial Tests 

  • Shear Vane 

  • Hand Penetrometer 

Chemical Testing 

  • Sulphate Content 

  • pH 

  • Chloride Content 

We Also Offer 

  • Soil Suction Testing 

  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Testing 

  • Compaction Testing 

Dedicated soil laboratory testing services to help you build with confidence