In Situ Testing

Structural Soils operate an experienced, organised and effective In Situ Testing Team.

Plate Loading Test

Testing teams are based at our three laboratory locations in Bristol, Hemel Hempstead and Castleford providing full coverage of the UK.

Our site technicians are highly trained and hold CSCS cards.  Some staff are also CCNSG and PTS qualified.

We are able to offer quick mobilisation and rapid reporting on all In Situ Testing without ever compromising on the quality and accuracy of results.

Please contact Sam Handcock, Site Testing Manager 0117-947-1000 ( to discuss your In Situ Testing requirements.

We offer an extensive range of tests including:

California Bearing Ratio

  • BS1377: 1990 Part 9
  • Land Rover Mounted
  • Derived from Plate Bearing Test

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

In situ density tests

  • BS1377: 1990 Part 9
  • Nuclear Density Method
  • Sand Replacement Method (small and large cylinder)

Infiltration Testing

  • Large Scale Soakaway to BRE 365
  • Percolation Tests to BS6297

Moisture Condition Value

  • BS1377: 1990 Part 4

Plate Loading (Bearing) Test

(plates from 300 to 760mm)

  • BS1377: 1990 Part 9

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