Geotechnical drilling rig

When dealing with the earth, you face very real and often uncertain challenges. Materials, formations and groundwater conditions raise questions that need answers for safe, practical, cost-effective project designs.

Geotechnical Laboratory Test Capabilities


KCTE can also deliver geotechnical testing services nationwide – from soil and rock classifications to sophisticated triaxial shear and consolidation tests. Laboratory testing is performed using ASTM, AASHTO, and other applicable specifications and guidelines. Special testing services and field laboratories can be provided, as necessary. These laboratories provide us with the data needed to evaluate foundation designs as part of geotechnical engineering services.

  • Index Tests
  • Consolidation or Swell Tests
  • Unconfined Compression Tests
  • Triaxial shear tests, including unconsolidated-undrained, consolidated-drained, or consolidated-undrained, with pore pressure measurement
  • Direct Shear Tests
  • Hydraulic Conductivity Tests