Working as engineering geologists we never really know where the next site will be. Some are grotty city centre sites with fly-tipped rubbish and limited access, but we really hit the jackpot recently with this site in the Cotswolds.
The Northampton Sand Formation and Marlstone Rock Bed are two Middle Jurassic geological formations that were laid down when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the Midlands area was underneath shallow sub-tropical warm seas with a fluctuating sea-level. As a consequence, these two rock formations were formed and are rich in iron ore which was open cast mined in the 19th and 20th Centuries, leaving large areas of Northamptonshire with problem sites for developers.
We find the benefits of the TRL DCP (over the more traditional in-situ tests) are; firstly, its speed and relative cost. Many tests can be undertaken over a short period of time with limited man power. Secondly, when plotting the results cumulatively rather than per blow, you can clearly see differing layers within the sub-grade that are missed when undertaking a standard in-situ CBR test or plate bearing tests.
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Here at Geo-Integrity Limited we have undertaken several Mineral Resource Assessments across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire and are happy to help you, if you find such a planning condition on your pre-app or planning permission.
A site investigation on a previously used brownfield site in Reading involving BRE365 soakaway tests, additional boreholes using a limited access cut-down cable percussion borehole rig, in-situ CBR tests for pavement design, further contamination testing and foundation inspection pits.
Just over one year ago Geo-Integrity was set up to provide site investigation, geotechnical advice , contaminated land consultancy and waste soil classification for development professionals across Central and Southern England. Since then we have done over 90 jobs in the Cotwolds, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, London, Hereford and Worcestershire, Hampshire and Dorset. We have had a diverse client base...