Geological and hydro-geological conditions are determining factors for underground structures, having a very deep impact on the planning and budget necessary to complete the project.
In fact, encountering unforeseen geological aspects may even stop a project or even make it unfeasible. Therefore it is absolutely necessary from the beginning to have an “image” as precise as possible of all characteristics of soils or rocks to be encountered.
This is the main reason why a thorough site investigation of the area where a future underground structure is to be built is essential, reducing risks and allowing more optimized and economical solutions to the problem.
Site investigation can be intrusive and non-intrusive.