It’s not every day we are asked to carry out a geotechnical investigation in a field full of 250lbs pigs. Initially inquisitive the pigs soon got bored and left us in peace to carry out our SPT testing using our DandoTerrier drilling system. By the end of the day our drill team were left with just one particularly friendly sow with a fondness for shiny metal objects. In fact, she liked them so much that she ate our drill rig’s keys while our backs were turned. Now that made for an interesting incident report!
The data obtained during our investigation is currently being used assist in the design of foundations for a new motorway service area. The presence of highly weathered, putty chalk (we’re talking toothpaste) means piling will be required. Contract value: <£5k