Foundations & Structures

SOCOTEC is the leading independent provider of foundation testing services and structural condition surveys offering an extensive range of testing methods and data provision.

Foundation Testing

SOCOTEC’s foundation testing team is the leading independent provider of foundation testing services in the UK offering a comprehensive range of testing methods and data provision to the construction industry. SOCOTEC’s highly experienced team perform a vital role in the design verification and quality control process required for the suitable installation of piled foundations.


SOCOTEC has extensive experience in completing condition surveys together with destructive and non-destructive investigations on all types of reinforced and mass concrete, brick and steel structures (buildings, bridges, tunnels, roads and viaducts). We can provide a complete service from materials sampling and analysis through to the preparation and presentation of expert reports.

Road Pavement Investigation

The continued monitoring of road pavement conditions is essential to minimise maintenance costs and to ensure the safety of road users. Our invasive and non-invasive pavement investigation, testing and monitoring techniques, combined with factual and interpretative reporting provide valuable information to assess the causes of failure and the quality of the road construction.

Asbestos Surveys, Sampling & Testing

With UKAS accredited laboratories across the UK, SOCOTEC can undertake the full range of asbestos surveys adhering to the latest HSE guidance. This includes asbestos bulk sampling and asbestos analysis in accordance with ISO17020 and ISO17025 and the techniques set out in HSG248 and HSG264.

Vibration Monitoring

SOCOTEC provide vibration monitoring services during piling and other site related activities. We provide single or multiple monitoring systems capable of assessing the groundbourne vibrations across a designated area.