Any building requires a solid foundation. Densely populated cities, former mining regions or earthquake regions present particularly difficult challenges for geotechnical engineering projects. Our engineers and geologists of GuD are here in such cases to consult and to eliminate the subsoil as a risk factor in the planning process.
A geotechnical report summarises the findings of a subsoil examination carried out in the field and in the laboratory, describes the soil and groundwater conditions encountered, sets up characteristic values for the geotechnical calculations, and releases information on the load-bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations. A significant outcome of the geotechnical reports are the resulting recommendations with regard to foundations; they will contain advise about foundation options and construction pit variants as well as statements on how to best handle the groundwater. GuD has been issuing a great number of geotechnical reports since 1980 for large and small construction sites in Germany and abroad.