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To make non-cohesive soils suitable for construction investment, they must be appropriately strengthened. The simplest method is ground compaction, but this solution is not always feasible due to soil structure. There are various methods to increase soil bearing capacity, but most are very expensive or do not guarantee proper stabilization.

Our offered construction material, foam concrete, allows for increasing the bearing capacity of soil. It is a quick and accessible solution for many investors. Our technology involves replacing weak soil with foam concrete to create a monolithic slab on which the designed structure can be built without obstacles.

A foam concrete slab is much lighter than a reinforced concrete slab and does not burden weak soils, while having a large load distribution area that the building, road, commercial object, etc., transfers to the ground. Therefore, foam concrete is suitable for building houses, office buildings, commercial facilities, or road infrastructure on any type of soil.

How do we test the soil compaction index and the degree of soil compaction?

Requirements for the scope of soil recognition are detailed in the table contained in the European standard Eurocode 7, but the soil compaction process is especially important for non-cohesive soils because the building is most at risk of settlement in their case. To properly assess the substrate intended for construction investment, after drilling, a soil compaction index test should be carried out.

It should be noted that the soil compaction index and the degree of soil compaction are not synonymous terms.

  • Degree of compaction is denoted by the symbol Id and expresses the natural compaction of the substrate, formed by nature. This parameter applies only to non-cohesive soils. The value of the degree indicates the state of the soil, classified as loose, medium compacted, compacted, and very compacted (source: table contained in the European standard PN-EN ISO 14688-1:2018-05).
  • Compaction index is determined through laboratory testing of a soil sample. It also applies to the embankment, i.e., the substrate created by humans. Its designation is expressed by the symbol Is. The index indicates the state of the soil after compaction, which can be very loose, loose, medium compacted, compacted, and very compacted (source: table contained in the European standard PN-EN ISO 14688-2:2018-05).

Testing to determine the soil compaction index is carried out using specialized devices, such as a dynamic probe, static probe, rigid VSS plate, or light dynamic plate.

Price of Soil Compaction Testing

The price of soil compaction varies depending on the method used for the test. Compaction using a plate or dynamic probe usually costs the least. The price for soil testing with a static probe is slightly higher. On the other hand, the cost for VSS measurement starts at around 100 PLN. The price of the test also depends on the surface area of the soil to be compacted.

Why do customers choose WAJM?

Our team is trusted because we are:

  • Professionals in our field. Our specialists provide expert advice at every stage of the construction investment and are open to the individual needs of the client.
  • Highly experienced. We have been operating in the Polish construction market for over 30 years. Our many years of experience demonstrate that we are a reliable business partner.
  • Offering a unique product. The foam concrete we produce is perfect for soil replacement and stabilization.

Would you like to know the cost of soil compaction and the details of cooperation? Contact us, and we will find the right and reliable solution for your project.