Test Pit Excavation
Why are test pits performed?
Generally test pits are excavated to examine an existing foundation, or to determine whether an area is suitable for building construction. Test pit investigation is also a method used to explore depth of rock and ground water.
How are Test Pits performed
Test pits can be excavated using two different methods, Hand excavation and an excavator.
Test pits are excavated along exterior walls, neighboring properties and columns to determine the depth of footings.
Another general reason why test pits are excavated is to determine whether or not the footings are sitting on soil, piles or bedrock.
Test pits are generally excavated in areas such as cellars, basements, vacant land and sidewalks.
Test Pit Excavation Services We Provide:
Hand/Machine Test Pit Excavation
Test Pit Excavation to Locate Utilities
Archaeological Test Pit Investigation
Percolation test holes
Marine Water Front Test Pit Excavation