Unsurprisingly, site investigations follow seamlessly from Phase I Desk Studies and this is where our engineers and experts get a chance to really see what lies beneath!
Phase II Site Investigations
Phase II site investigations typically involve the use of intrusive methods such as trial pits, window sampling, cable percussive and rotary boreholes.
These techniques are designed to determine the exact ground conditions and enable foundation solutions and any remedial requirements to be assessed.
The results of the intrusive investigation allied to laboratory testing and typically gas and water level monitoring provide actual data required to prepare a full interpretive site investigation report. As part of this process, the Phase I conceptual model is refined, and the most cost-effective development solutions are outlined.
GRM’s Phase II investigations are designed in accordance with:
- CLR 11 – Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination.
- BS10175 – Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites. Code of Practice.
- BS5930 / Eurocode 7
- CIRIA C665
- BRE 365
Examples of recent GRM news stories related to site investigations can be found via the following links:
- GRM provides services for new Merseyside Hospital
- Complex Project Highlights Importance of Landowner Engagement
- Unrecorded Mine Shaft Required Specialist Treatment
- A Reminder: Hot Weather, Clay Soils and Building Foundations Don’t Always Mix!
- The Trouble with Trees
- Cable Percussive Boreholes as part of Housing Development Ground Investigations
- Snow on top doesn’t stop GRM finding out what lies below
To discuss any requirements you might have for a Phase II Site Investigation, or any other service, please complete the contact form below or call us directly on 01283 551249.