Field Testing


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Manual Bucket Auger

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Field Vane Shear Test (VST)


Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)


Field Testing and Site Characterization

  • Hydraulic Conductivity in the Vadose Zone using the Guelph Permeameter – Standard Guide for Comparison of Field Methods for Determining Hydraulic Conductivity in Vadose Zone (ASTM D5126)
  • Infiltration Rate of Soils in Field Using Double-Ring Infiltrometer (ASTM D 3385) (pending)
  • Percolation Test
  • Field Permeability in an Open Standpipe Piezometer (Slug Test)

Pavement Section (Base Course / Subbase Course /  Subgrade)
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications (ASTM D 6951)



Site Characterization                           
  • Subsurface Exploration / Site Characterization
    • Manual Static (Dutch) Cone Penetration Test (CPT) (depths to 20 feet)
    • Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) (15 lb hammer falling 20 inches) (depths to 20 feet)
    • Field Vane Shear Test (VST) on Cohesive Soil
      • with Geonor Hand-Held Vane (depths to 18 feet) (similar to ASTM D 2573)
    • Test Pit Excavation
    • Exploratory Boring
    • Electrical Resistivity – Single Channel, Four Electrodes, Manual Data Collection


      Stratameter R-50 Resistivity Meter

      Startameter R-50 Remote Potential Measurement

      Strata-Scout R-40C Resistivity Meter

    • Subsurface Exploration Sampling and Logging
    • Surficial Geologic Reconnaissance
  • Rock Mass Characterization for Engineering Purposes including
    • Discontinuity Survey, Joint Roughness, and Joint Wall Compressive Strength
    • Site Characterization for On-Site Septic Systems (ASTM D 5879, D 5925, and D 5921)

Groundwater Level Monitoring
  • Piezometer Installation
    • Drive Point, Boring, or Test Pit
    • Water Level / Pore Water Pressure Monitoring
    • Periodic Manual Vibrating Wire Piezometer Continuous Data Logging
    • Groundwater Quality Monitoring

Important Note:   Testing services identified as “pending” are currently unavailable.  These services may be available at a future date.  Please contact us for current and/or anticipated availability of these services.  Some services described herein may be subcontracted as required.