With the advancement in technology, it has made it possible to do various tests that will help to know the success of the project. Whether it is a business project or construction project their success percentage can be determined before that start of it. So that the investment can be made accordingly. The most common test done for the construction is the soil test. With the help of various soil testing lab equipment, all these tests are performed to know is the land favorable for construction or not.
Today in the market there are many construction companies, before starting the project they do perform this test so that they can ensure safety. Construction of the building is not a one-day process and it involves huge investment. Before starting the project, you need to take various permission from the authorities. This soil test will help you out to deal with all the formalities for permission. There are many tests performed before the project begins. Let’s have a look at them.
- Moisture content test: this soil test is one of the most important tests that are to be performed before the building construction. This test is determined through various methods like the oven drying method, calcium carbide method, pycnometer, alcohol method, etc. out of all of the oven drying methods is the most common and accurate method. In this the soil is put in the oven and dried up to temperature and after that its weight is done. The difference in the soil and the dried soil will tell the moisture content present in the soil.
- Specific gravity test: the test determines the ratio of the weight of soil to that weight of soil in the water. It is also determined by various methods like density bottle method, gas jar method, pycnometer method, measuring flash method, etc. out of which the pycnometer method is very commonly used. In this method, the weight of soil is checked in 4 different ways.
- Dry density test: this test derives the weight of soil particles. It uses various soil analysis equipment and is performed with the help of different methods like core cutter, sand replacement method, etc.
- Atterberg limits test: this soil critically measures the water content in the fine soil particle. In this, the soil is put under 3 various conditions so to analyze its properties. The three conditions are the liquid limit, shrinkage limit, and plastic limit.
So these are some of the tests that are performed before the construction of the building. These tests can provide you with enough information and problems and according to that, you can make the decisions. Many companies are coming up with various advanced soil equipment that can also provide with the on the spot results. This will make the whole process even more fast and efficient. Looking at the situation it is better to go for the decisions that will be fruitful to you in the future. Not a single type of negligence should be made while taking such a big decision.