Ground investigation is the process to study the nature and property of the soil. It also provides the engineering property and the mechanics that supports the design of foundation of any structure. The main objective of this investigation is to recognize the strata of the underlying layers through soil exploration as per Indian Standard.

The main purpose of ground investigation is to reduce and control ground related risks in construction. By investigating the ground we are mitigating the associated risks; reducing the risk by identifying ground hazards, establishing the suitability and feasibility of a project and highlighting areas of risk and potential cost. Ground investigation should be considered the first step of any development process thus enabling appropriate consideration in the design stages of a project.

Information from a properly conducted investigation will provide the basis for economic and safe design, and for meeting tender and construction requirements.

Geotechnical investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site. Sometimes, geophysical methods are used to obtain data about sites. Subsurface exploration usually involves soil sampling and laboratory tests of the soil samples retrieved.

Geo-technical Investigation is primary requirement for Civil Engineering Structures. SEC has sufficient experienced personnel for conducting tests, data interpretation & analysis. SEC has in-house laboratory, and necessary equipments.


We pride ourselves in delivering a confidential, fast and professional service to our customers. We have a detailed understanding of soil mechanics, engineering geology, hydrogeology and civil engineering processes which is essential for the successful design and construction of foundations, retaining structures, embankments and cuttings. Our multidisciplinary team of civil engineering professionals provides in-depth geotechnical assessment and innovative value engineered design solutions. We take a proactive approach to problem solving, to ensure you achieve the best value from your ground.

With our over a decade of experience in site investigation, geotechnical design and consultancy we are able to provide both engineering analysis and design solutions for the range of simple to more complex ground engineering and foundation problems. The wide range of geotechnical engineering services we offer can be fully integrated with our ground investigation, enabling us to devise a 'one-stop' solution service to any geotechnical issue.

SEC provide the following geotechnical services:
  • Designing the Site Investigation;
  • Undertaking the Fieldwork including Restricted Access Sites;
  • Bearing capacity calculations and settlement analysis;
  • Geotechnical aspects of Foundation design and design checks;
  • Pile design, including reuse of foundations;
  • Swelling and shrinkage ground Investigations;
  • Geotechnical aspects of basements design and analysis;
  • Ground movements assessment and impact to the surrounding structures;
  • Retaining structures reinforced soil slopes, retaining walls, gabion walls;
  • Effective solutions to practical ground engineering problems.
Our capabilities include:
  • Boreholes through Soil and Rock to 100-120 m depth
  • Standard Penetration Test
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Tests
  • Plate Load Tests
  • K-Value Test
  • Pile Load Tests
  • Pressure meter Test
  • Earth Resistivity Test
  • Field Direct Shear Test
  • Open Trial Pit