Before construction begins for any type of structure, the soil conditions must be investigated to ensure a stable and lasting foundation and in some cases exploration of soils and nearby water need to be tested for contamination or other environmental hazards. H.H. Holmes Testing Laboratories performs contract drilling and sampling for both environmental firms and geotechnical purposes. We serve the full range of engineering and construction disciplines, including land development, industrial, commercial and residential.
H.H. Holmes Testing Laboratories performs subsurface investigations and provides engineering reports with recommendations for foundation types and depths. Our Professional Engineers supervise the entire process and analyze test results to define soil properties and identify conditions that may not be suitable for structural purposes and make recommendations to compensate for problems with the soil.
Forensic Drilling, Coring and Sampling
H.H. HolmesTesting Laboratories can help with issues pertaining to previously placed shotcrete, concrete or asphalt. If walls or slabs move or roads wear too quickly after construction, our engineers can obtain samples by drilling and coring and after analyses can make recommendations for remediation, if necessary.