Ground & Marine Investigation

SOCOTEC is the UK’s market leading provider of geotechnical site investigations. Expert field operations backed up by UKAS accredited analytical testing and proven technical support draw on over 80 years’ experience in delivering high quality services.

The effects of ground behaviour on the built and natural environment can be far reaching. SOCOTEC's site investigation team provides the comprehensive information and help our clients to minimise ground related uncertainty and risk, as well as maximising efficiencies.


SOCOTEC's geotechnical services team is a multi-disciplined organisation offering a range of technical services. Our depth and breadth of professional expertise, plant resource and extensive laboratory testing capability place us at the forefront of the ground investigation industry.


From the earliest stages of a project, such as topographical surveys and utility tracing, to completion and handover, all phases of ground investigation are covered including; desk study, walk over survey, initial risk assessment, intrusive investigation, laboratory testing, factual reporting and interpretation. Projects vary in size, with SOCOTEC supporting all areas of ground investigation for foundations of individual buildings to multi-million pound land reclamation, highway schemes, power, rail, utility and industrial developments, both on land and over water.



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SOCOTEC employ professional staff with a wide range of experience across numerous technical fields, including civil engineering, engineering geology, environmental science and chemistry, with many holding chartered status.  Whatever the demands of the project, we bring expertise and commitment to deliver a high quality service in a cost effective manner, enabling our customers to service their clients with confidence.

For more information about our ground investigation services, both on land and over water, please contact us.