In Levin Ace context, the process by which the underlying soil formation is tested and assessed for its capacity or capability to support the load imposed by the planned building. This is taken by drilling holes and taking samples and by taking in-situ strength tests. The data gathered is then used to design a cost effective foundation system that can support the structure
Micro piles are small diameter bored piles designed to transmit the load imposed by a building to a more stable layer. They are used when the upper soil formation is too weak to support the building. Micro-piles as compared to bored-piles can be installed by means of small drilling machines that we now have. Bored-piles are installed using big machines. Diameter of micro-piles are 150mm to 300mm. Bored piles are from 400 mm to 1500mm.
SLOPE STABILITY TEST
A study of the present condition of a slope whether it can maintain its present slope, whether it will collapse or erode or whether it needs some slope protection works to prevent deterioration.
Foundation specialist consultation
A Civil Engineer that specialises in the interpretation of geotechnical data and formulate the foundation scheme that will be used for a specific project. The scheme is then given to the project Structural Engineer to make the working plans that will be given to the Contractor. The Contractor then builds the structure in accordance with the project plans prepared by the Engineers.