Mukona Geotechnics offers a complete geotechnical investigation service to consulting engineers, contractors, private developers, client bodies and an in-house service to the piling, lateral support and soil improvement divisions of Mukona.

MUKONA is able to offer a comprehensive geotechnical investigation service comprising.

  • Planning of the investigation
  • Execution of the field work and laboratory testing
  • Interpretation and reporting

Investigation Objectives

  • to assess the general suitability of the site for the proposed engineering works
  • to enable an adequate and economical design to be prepared
  • to foresee and provide against difficulties that may arise during construction owing to ground and other local conditions
  • to determine the causes of defects or failures in existing works and the remedial measures required
  • to advise on the availability and suitability of local materials for construction purposes

Investigation Planning

Planning a site investigation will be influenced by the nature and scope of the proposed development.

  • Access to and the remoteness of the site.
  • The nature of adjacent structures.
  • Evidence of problem soils such as expansive or soft clays, collapsing soils, dolomites and dispersive soils.
  • The geology of the site, site topography, vegetation and drainage.
  • Knowledge of previous geotechnical investigations or contracts carried out in the area under consideration.
Mukona Geotechnics

Site Investigation Method

As a specialist Geotechnical drilling contractor, we concentrate on achieving the best possible core recovery in all materials.

  • Rotary Core Drilling
  • Standard Penetration Testing
  • Vane Shear Tests
  • Piezometer Installations
  • Shelby and Piston Tube Sampling
  • Core orientation
  • Density testing
  • Plate Load Tests
  • Dynamic Probe Super Heavy Tests
  • Geophysics Survey

Geotechnical Construction Services

Mukona Geotechnics offers specialized geotechnical construction services that include the following:

  • Lateral Support: Soil nails and ground anchors
  • Pile Foundation
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Micropiles including Pile-Pull Out Testing
  • Sinkhole rehabilitation
  • Ground Improvement

Soil Investigation

  • Test pits
  • Bulk and undisturbed soil sampling
  • Dynamic cone penetration tests
  • Cone penetration tests

Environmental and Sundry Services

  • Installation of water wells
  • Ground water monitoring and sampling
  • Sonic pile integrity testing
  • Vertical and horizontal plate load tests
  • Hydrogeological studies

Available Drilling Equipment

  • 2 x Delta Boart Long Year
  • 1x GEO205 Chommaccio Drill Rig
  • 1x Boart Long Year 38
  • 1x Boart Long Year 34
  • 5x YWE D90 Drill Rig
  • 1x YWE D45 Drill Rig
  • 1x THS Drill Rig
  • 1x Toho Drill Rig
  • 3 x Dynamic Probe Super Heavy Rigs
  • 1x Dutch Probe
  • Dynamic Probe Light
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer