Soil Compaction Testing


Soil Compaction Testing


Soil compaction testing is a measure of the density of a soil, and is required by building/grading departments because roads and buildings are designed on the assumption that the underlying soil has a certain density, or load-bearing capacity.

Photo © Shwick

Photo © Shwick

There are various types of soil, each needing a different compaction techniques.  Excavating contractors are required to fill and compact the soil to the density specified by engineers. Geologists are required to conduct soil tests and analyze soil samples to report the adequacy of compaction for the proposed development. Altogether, the Geo Forward team is comprised of excavating contractors, engineers and geologists who are experienced in grading and fill compaction.


To learn more about soil compaction requirements and testing procedures, please call (888) 930-6604 to speak with a geologist or engineer.


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