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Soil Testing Melbourne

Before any construction work begins on your site (even before house planning) you should have the soil testing Melbourne done by a geotechnical or structural engineer. The primary purpose behind soil test Melbourne is to see how reactive the soil is and to guarantee that there aren’t any hidden substances or physical conditions on the site that may harm your home.

Soil testing Melbourne checks soil reactivity which is an indication of how much the soil on the site is probably going to move, expand and contract regularly because of changing moisture content. This can be a major problem, particularly where concrete subfloors are concerned or in case you’re building a multi-story house with a lot of weight on it.

Soil test Melbourne commonly classifies soil reactivity as follows:

Class A: Stable, non-reactive, mostly sand and rock. Next to zero ground movement likely because of moisture changes.

Class S: Slightly reactive clay site. May experience slight ground movement because of moisture changes.

Class M: Moderately reactive site with clay and silt. May experience moderate ground movement because of moisture changes.

Class H1: Highly reactive clay site. May experience high ground movement because of moisture changes.

Class H2: Highly reactive clay sites. May experience very high ground movement as a result of moisture changes.

Class E: Extremely reactive sites. May experience extreme amounts of ground movement as a result of moisture changes.

Class P: Highest risk site. The capacity of the soil to uniformly tolerate load is exceptionally poor.Ground movement because of moisture changes might be exceptionally extreme and these sites are ordinarily subject to anomalous moisture conditions caused by certain trees, dams and poor site seepage. In the event that you are building on a Class P site you should consult a soil testing Melbourne specialist.

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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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