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Soil Classification Melbourne

The type of soil you set up your structure on can have repercussions for your home for a significant long time after it's been fabricated, and for the course of its whole life – this is especially the case if you have a concrete sub-floor. In order to be sure that your building structure is absolutely secure, it is recommended that you have a soil classification Melbourne test done on your work site before commencing the project.

What is reactive soil?

The term ‘reactive soil' doesn't have anything to do with it being contaminated in any way (it's not radioactive). Rather, it implies the way how the soil reacts to changing moisture content.

All soils can change in volume and move with changes in the proportion of moisture in the soil with few soils having a higher potential to change volume than others. This depends on the soil classification Melbourne to be evaluated by a test to guarantee your home's foundations are protected from soil movement that may cause it to sink or clasp.

Soil classification Melbourne identifies soils that are stable like Class A and Class S with no or slight chances of ground movement because of moisture changes to Class M/M-D that are moderately reactive and Class H1/H1-D/H2/H2-D with highly reactive soils. Class E/E-D and Class P are unfit or extremely difficult to build upon as the soils are extremely unstable. Soil classification Melbourne may appoint some areas as 'Class P' due to mining, landslide or water deterioration for instance slopes or dams and creep zones.

Soil classification Melbourne test is a great tool to understand what's likely going to be OK and what could cause issues in your structure’s foundation. It is therefore imperative to have an expert do the soil classification Melbourne test done for you.

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Rapid Consulting Engineers is an industry-leading company that provides advanced non-destructive testing, forensic inspections, engineering design services and geotechnical investigations. We have built a team of experienced and committed specialist engineers who will all go the extra mile to offer high-quality services to all our clients.

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Rapid Consulting Engineers is a leading engineering consultancy specialising in non-destructive testing and inspections, structural, and rehabilitation design and geotechnical investigations.

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