Engineering Geology

General Information

Basic of Engineering Geology:

  • Production of building foundations
  • Stable foundations =>
    • no tilting
    • no slipping
    • no adverse soil/rock conditions
  • Sealing against ground moisture and groundwater


  • A knowledge of the physical properties of the foundation layers
  • Information on water management


  • Determination of the permissible load on the foundation layer in dependence of the permissible reduction of the building
  • Recommendation of the foundation type, size and characteristics.
Using a jackhammer and hydraulic press a well is bored with a gouge auger.
After the sample is taken, the cores are examined in the field and further analysed in the laboratory.