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We offer our clients an extensive range of soils testing as shown below. For further information on these soils tests or to enquire about tests not listed here please contact us on 01923 711288.

Classification Tests (BS 1377: Part 2)

Moisture content oven drying method £3.50U
Saturation moisture content of chalk£15.00U
Plasticity Index (4 Point)£26.00U
Plasticity Index (1 Point)£20.00U
+EO washing£5.00U
Linear Shrinkage£20.00U
Bulk and dry density (direct)£10.00U
Bulk and dry density (immersion)£16.00
Bulk and dry density (displacement)£16.00
Particle density - gas jar£20.00U
Particle density - pycnometer£20.00U
Particle size distribution - wet sieving£22.00U
Particle size distribution - dry sieve£20.00U
Particle size distribution – hydrometer method£20.00U
Particle size distribution – pipette method£20.00U
Wet Sieve + hydrometer or pipette (for <2mm material)£35.00U
Aggregate Particle size distribution to BSEN 933-1:1997£35.00U
Desiccation in clay soils (filter paper suction)£30.00U
+EO remould£5.00U

 

Chemical Tests (BS 1377: Part 3)

 

pH£5.00 
Sulphate – Total£10.00 
Sulphate – Water Soluble£10.00 
Sulphate – groundwater£8.00 
Organic Content£10.00 
Loss on Ignition£10.00 
Carbonate£10.00 
Chloride – Water Soluble£8.00 
Chloride – Acid Soluble£8.00 

 

Compaction Tests (BS 1377: Part 4)

 

Dry density/moisture content relationship - 2.5kg in Proctor/1 Litre£55.00U
Dry density/moisture content relationship  - 2.5kg in CBR£70.00U
Dry density/moisture content relationship - 4.5kg in Proctor/1 Litre£65.00U
Dry density/moisture content relationship - 4.5kg in CBR£75.00U
Dry density/moisture content relationship  - Vibratory Compaction£75.00U
Maximum Density£25.00 
Minimum Density£15.00 
Moisture condition value - 1 point at NMC (MCV)£25.00U
MCV Calibration (5 points)£90.00U
California Bearing Ratio (CBR)£24.00U
+EO remould at NMC£12.00U
+EO remould to specified MC£14.00U
Chalk Crushing Value (6 points)£100.00U

 

Compressibilty, Permeability and Durability tests (BS 1377: Part 5)

 

Point Load Test (per determination)£7.50 
One-dimension consolidation properties test (up to 5 days)£65.00U
+EO swelling pressure£12.00U
+EO days£14.00/per dayU
Swelling pressure (single stage)£22.00U
Swelling Test (up to 5 days)£50.00U
+EO days£14.00/per dayU
Swell Strain using an oedometer£40.00U
Triaxial Permeability (up to 4 days)£130.00 
+EO remould£15.00 
+EO days£22.00/per day 
Constant Head (up to 4 days)£120.00 
+EO remould£14.00 
+EO days£12.00/per day 
Falling Head£75.00 

 

 

UCS (on soil)£17.00 

UCS (on rock)

+EO preparation

£35.00

£10.00

 
Undrained shear strength – triaixal compression without measurement of pore pressure (single stage)£20.00U
Undrained shear strength – triaixal compression without measurement of pore pressure  (multi stage)£25.00U
Undrained shear strength – triaixal compression without measurement of pore pressure (38mm set of 3)£36.00U
+EO remould at NMC£10.00U
+EO remould to specified MC£12.00U
60mm Small Quick Shearbox(note-suitable for free draining material only) (prices are per specimen)£16.00U
+EO remould at NMC£6.00U
+EO remould to specified MC£12.00U
60mm Small Drained Shearbox (up to 4 days) (prices are per specimen)£65.00U
+EO remould at NMC£10.00U
+EO remould to specified MC£12.00U
+EO days£16.00/per dayU
300mm Large Shearbox (1 day) (prices are per specimen)£100.00U
+EO remould at NMC£12.00U
+EO remould to specified MC£14.00U
+EO days£60.00/per dayU
Ring Shear (up to 4 days)£150.00U
+EO preparation (always required)£15.00U
+EO days£25.00/per dayU
Shear strength by laboratory vane£20.00 
Shear strength by hand vane£5.00 
Shear strength by hand penetrometer£3.50 
Consolidated undrained triaxial compression with pore pressure measurement on a single 38mm or 100mm diameter specimen ( 4 days)£140.00 
Multistage consolidated undrained triaxial compression with pore pressure measurement on a single 38mm or 100mm diameter specimen (4 days)£140.00 
+EO remould at NMC£14.00 
+EO remould to specified MC£16.00 
+EO days£25.00/per day