It is vitally important to know the characteristics of soils in construction projects because soil mechanics affect the performance of foundations, backfill, embankments, drainage etc. It is also necessary to understand the behaviour of soils under varying conditions of moisture, loading, stress, temperature etc. ELE International designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of soil sampling and testing equipment to meet this requirement in accordance with international standards for both field and laboratory testing.
ELE’s materials testing equipment enables the accurate classification of soils and the measurement of key parameters such as moisture, density, shear strength, permeability, bearing capacity, compaction and CBR, consolidation, Atterberg limits - shrinkage limit, plastic limit, and liquid limit, particle size distribution, sand equivalent value, slope stability, triaxial soil strength, pore water pressure, effective stress, soil chemistry and much more.
Providing everything from a simple pocket penetrometer to a sophisticated triaxial soil testing system with control and data acquisition software, ELE soils testing equipment includes all of the equipment necessary to run standard test methods in the field or the laboratory.