Ground Investigation

We offer a complete range of site services, specialise in challenging sites, and complete surveys in a timely manner.

Land Science offers a comprehensive range of ground investigation services, including:

  • Mechanical and hand excavated trial pits
  • Windowless sampling and dynamic probing
  • Cable percussive and rotary borehole drilling
  • Installation of standpipes and piezometers
  • Land gas and groundwater monitoring
  • In-situ testing (DCP, CBR, Plate bearing, shear vanes, etc)
  • Soakage testing (BRE365, BS5930, septic tanks, etc)
  • UKAS accredited laboratory analysis
  • Data logging and telemetry systems

In addition to the above, we also undertake a variety of more specialised investigations relevant to geotechnical and contaminated land assessments, as detailed on the respective pages.

We also specialise in challenging sites, such as basements and difficult access areas, agricultural land, private residential properties, operational industrial premises, and public spaces. We are experienced at dealing with third parties.

Safety is a primary concern, not just our employees and sub-contractors, but other personnel, members of the public, and the wider Environment. All our staff receive comprehensive safety training, with each project being managed by a designated Site Safety Supervisor. Our staff are CSCS card holders, and our drillers also hold NVQ qualifications. The company has detailed Safety, Health and Environment procedures, and is CHAS accredited.

We pride ourselves on being able to mobilise to site rapidly, undertaking field works in a competent and professional manner, and producing clear and understandable factual data promptly after completion of the field work.

One Engineer recently wrote to us “You will be pleased to hear that the client was very impressed with your very tidy work, as he was expecting to have to maybe carry out some reinstatement works, i.e. replacing patio slabs etc, but he could find no trace of your activities! I am also impressed and grateful for your care and attention”. We certainly pride ourselves in all aspects of the work we carry out.


Whilst always adaptable to any new situation or context, we are particularly active in relation to the following areas.


Geotechnical Engineering

Our expert staff are trained and experienced in providing geotechnical and ground engineering advice for a wide variety of…

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Contaminated Land Assessment

Whether in development or property ownership, Land Science Ltd will guide you through the potential minefield of contaminated…

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Laboratory Analysis

Land Science is proud to announce the launch of our in-house Laboratory.

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Allied Services

We understand your project will require the input of different professionals; we can either dovetail into existing team, or…

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Head Office & LABORATORY

Unit 10, 19 Albert Drive, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9TN

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