Geotechnical Assessment

Rotary drilling is used to collect soil and rock strata samples, or to form deep observation boreholes as part of Geotechnical and Environmental ground investigations. This is a fast drilling technique used where penetration is required through very dense soils and rock to investigate the sub-surface conditions of a development site.

Trial pits are used to determine the ground conditions as part of the site investigation.
Trial Pits are a site investigation technique used to assess the ground conditions, soil profiles, and groundwater conditions on a site where construction or development is planned. Trial pits are dug before the construction starts.

What is a Site Investigation / What are Site Investigations?
A site investigation is used to assess the ground conditions and sub surface structure of a development site or property. The site investigation will collect geotechnical and environmental data and information to determine if the specific site is suitable for the planned development proposal.
The scope of the investigations and techniques used will depend on a range of factors including:

If you are planning a new development, or extending a property it is essential to have a thorough understanding of what you are building on. So why are Mining Risk Assessments and Coal Mining Risk Assessments Important
With over 150,000 abandoned mines across the UK and more than 130,00 properties within just 20 metres of a mineshaft, historic mining activity still impacts current developments, so having a detailed risk assessment could be essential for your site planning proposals.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical are delighted to announce that John Grace has joined the board of Directors. John joined Earth Environmental & Geotechnical in 2018 and has headed up the South Regional Office for the last 3 years, growing the business and providing a wide range of environmental and geotechnical services throughout the south.

Radon Monitoring and Detection for New Building Developments | Radon Monitoring and detection is an essential assessment required in risk areas throughout the UK. But how do you know if the land that you intend to develop is at risk from radon? Earth Environmental & Geotechnical can help with radon monitoring and detection. Residential, commercial and future developments need to know if there is a risk of radon exposure, or if radon exposure is occurring.

Meet the Team: Earth Environmental & Geotechnical welcome Heidi who will be based at their Head Office in Stockport Greater Manchester. Heidi has just joined us as a GeoEnvironmental & Mining Consultant in the Stockport office.

The development of Brownfield land will continue to be a focus for the next few years in the aim to provide much needed housing throughout the UK. The Government hopes to transform unused and derelict buildings, while making the most of brownfield land. Also to tackle the housing shortage in urban areas by enabling commercial premises to be converted into new homes through a fast-track planning permission process.

Do you need a flood risk assessment for planning permission? Unsure what a FRA (Flood Risk Assessment) is? If you are planning a new development you may have been told that you need a flood risk assessment as part of your planning application submission. But you may be unsure why you need a FRA as your development site is not near a river or at immediate risk to flooding.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical have acquired another Rocscience software programme, Settle3, to assist with our clients earthworks modelling and geotechnical design projects. Settle3 is a three-dimensional programme for the analysis of vertical settlement and consolidation under surface loads, such as foundations, embankments and surface excavations.