Importance of Pre-Construction Subsurface Understanding
You need to know what is underneath your construction site before you start digging. This means performing a subsurface investigation, like drilling holes and taking samples to identify the rocks, soil, water and other materials present below the surface.
After performing subsurface exploration, a geotechnical engineer can make recommendations in different areas, such as how much capacity the land can bear, settlement estimations, stability problems, groundwater location and more.
When you are aware of any potential problems or limitations during the design process, your team can make better decisions. Finding out about them later can lead to project delays and budget problems.