For many projects the soils ability to manage infiltration of rainwater is of paramount importance to the integrity of the site and adjacent areas. This may be the case where discharge of stormwater to a council drainage network or appropriate drainage easement is unavailable, and therefore must be managed onsite, via an absorption system or similar.
The soils ability to absorb water is governed by the characteristics of the soil profile into which it is being introduced. Factors that impact the infiltration potential of the soil include depth to bedrock, grain size and porosity of the soil, and the presence of any existing water table.
Ascent can employ a number of testing techniques, such as penetration, auger, and insitu permeability testing to provide accurate information for the design of on-site stormwater absorption systems, and for many other projects where soils and groundwater interaction is a factor.
Contact Ascent Geotechnical Consulting today for expert advice on the groundwater testing as it may apply to your specific project.