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Ground engineering

Services including; mechanical properties, detecting contamination, unstable ground, polluted soil, movement, subsidence and landfill

BRE ground engineering services include:
  • determining the mechanical properties of ground and detecting contamination
  • rectifying or avoiding problems with foundations on unstable ground
  • treating polluted soil and using in-ground barriers to solve contaminated land problems treating ground that has been covered with industrial or domestic waste, or is naturally loose and compressible
  • assessing and ensuring the long-term performance and safety of embankment dams
  • monitoring buildings, tunnels, etc threatened by heave, subsidence lateral ground movement, the collapse of old mines and landslides.
  • dealing with landfill and other ground gases/vapours - see also Health and safety