Topographical Survey and Ground Investigations
At the outset of a project, it is important to obtain the correct ground investigation surveys, also known as site investigation (SI) and reports as these feed into determining the foundation design, road and pathways, incoming services and utility layouts.
The level of detail and quality of information that is generated from ground investigations is important and will allow our team to develop a well-engineered design which is tailored to the specific ground conditions of your site.
Without suitable ground investigation, faults, underground obstructions and other complications would not be uncovered until construction work has started. This will cause delays and add unnecessary costs to your project.
An essential step in going from a plot to building your new home is to start with obtaining the correct topographical survey. It is important that the right level of data is captured as part of the survey, as this has implications for the project thereafter.
This information, together with any ground condition and soil analysis, is used to establish the correct foundation requirements for the house.
In organising a topographic survey there is a balance to be struck between capturing too much data – meaning the cost of the survey will be much higher than it needs to be versus too little data – meaning that vital aspects are overlooked or too many assumptions are made both resulting in unexpected costs or time delays.
With our knowledge, we can ensure that you get the right survey. We will discuss with you any special requests/considerations of unusual items as well as site access and security arrangements.