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    Is anyone on here a Geotechnical Engineer?

    Just after a bit of basic advice/opinions.

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    Im a civil engineer and have a bit of experience with that sort of thing, whats the question?

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    What would you consider a normal number of bore holes and scaler tests to be needed to do a geotech report for a house site that is on a moderate slope, mildly expansive soil?

    No other testing has been done nearby.

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    Approx area is in the red outline, ground was bare dirt and drops off at the front. The foreground was built up prior to this photo but after the site was tested.

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    That doesnt look like a large area, i would have thought a couple of soil samples and 3-4 penetrometers would be enough to establish whether it is safe to build on. On the most recent subdivision i have done quaility assurance for required 2 penetrometer tests per 500m2 ish lot and some were filled and some were natural ground.

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    If it was filled after the testing then i would expect it to be tested again. I have seen some building companys get their own geotechnical engineers in and test it again even though it is going through the consultancy/council to be signed off and they were doing a lot of tests

 

 

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