Letchworth to Royston Trunk Main

POSTED ON: 15/02/2023

RML were commissioned to carry out a Site investigation for a information on the sub-soil conditions at points along a proposed water main route, together with laboratory testing, in order to provide information to assist foundation design, potential contamination and the choice of pipe materials.

Field Work

Fieldwork was undertaken in line with British Standards BS 5930:2015+A1:2020. 14 No. Light Percussion Boreholes, 4 No. Drive-in-sampler Boreholes and 1 No. Sonic Coring Borehole was undertaken across the route.

Ground Conditions

According to information published by British Geological Survey (BGS) the underlying geology at the site site is the Holywell Nodular Chalk Formation and the New Pit Chalk Formation (Middle Chalk). Superficial deposits were sporadic across the route and if found to be present would comprise of either Head Deposits or Glacial Till.

Laboratory Testing

Natural Moisture Contents, Atterberg Limits, Particle Size Distribution, Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests, Chemical Analysis, Asbestos Identification and pH and Sulphate Tests were the Laboratory tests undertaken for the project.