Geotechnical Exploration

To gather information on the physical properties of soil and rock at a project’s location, we incorporate geotechnical investigation techniques. The information that is gathered from these endeavors is then analyzed by engineering professionals to design earthworks and foundations for the project structures. This information is also extremely vital for the repair of earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions.

Geotechnical Exploration Knoxville, TNOn a daily basis, we at CML develop customized geotechnical exploration programs to meet our clients needs. Our extensive knowledge of the regional subsurface conditions, site development methods and local methods of construction allow us to provide cost effective services based on proven experience in geotechnical exploration and testing programs incorporating soil and rock sampling, in-situ and laboratory testing.

Our geotechnical and subsurface exploration services include the following:

  • Soil Auger Boring
  • Hollow Stem Auger Boring
  • Test Pit Excavations
  • Hand Auger Borings
  • Groundwater Monitoring Wells & Piezometers
  • Undisturbed (Shelby tube) sampling
  • NX Sized Rock Core Drilling
  • Field (In-situ) and Laboratory Classification, Strength and Settlement

Exploration Equipment List:

  • CME Soil & Rock Drilling Rigs
  • Bobcat T-200 Skid Steer Loader w/ Hollow Stem Auger Head
  • Bobcat T-200 Skid Steer Loader w/ Backhoe & Loader Attachment For Test Pits & Minor Clearing for Site Access
  • Mobile Drill Minute Man Drill
  • Hand Augers & Various Penetrometers
  • Split Spoon & Shelby Tube Samplers
  • 100HP Tractor w/ Grinder for Minor Clearing for Site Access
  • Water Tank & Trailer
  • Steam Cleaner
  • Thin Wall Core Drill & Bits for Asphalt & Concrete Pavement & Slab Coring
  • Double-Ring Infiltrometer
  • Inclinometer
  • Portable Density Gauges & Moisture Meters
  • Los Angelos Abrasion
  • Sieve Analysis

Laboratory Materials Testing Capabilities:

  • Atterberg Limits, Specific Gravity & Grain Size
  • Shrinkage Limits
  • Water Content
  • Unconfined Compression
  • Triaxial Shear Test
  • Oedometer Test
  • Compaction Tests
  • Hydraulic Conductivity
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Aggregates, Asphalt & Concrete
Quality Services For The Construction Materials Industries