The term geotechnical refers to the practical applications of geology, typically for the purposes of civil engineering and mining. Most geotechnical companies take this science and apply it to designing earthworks and structure foundations, monitoring site conditions, and foundation construction. Generally, these projects involve subsurface site investigation of bedrock, soil, and fault distribution.
Geotechnical investigation is a process in which the physical properties of a site are assessed for the purpose of determining which uses of the site will be safe. Before land can be developed or redeveloped, geotechnical investigation is often required. This process is also required or recommended in the wake of incidents like flooding, the emergence of foundation cracks on land which was thought to be solid, and so forth. The goal of such investigation is to confirm that the land is safe to build on. Here we answer some of the questions you may have on Environmental and Geotechnical services.