Soil Specification and Validation
Site- and project-specific soil specifications are excellent tools to ensure landscaping and construction contractors meet the minimum requirements for the successful installation of a landscaped environment. A well-designed specification takes into consideration the availability of on-site resources, as well as resources available in the local market in the vicinity of the project. The ideal specification will achieve this, while considering the cost of sourcing to ensure the soil meets the demands of the landscape, without costing the developer more than is necessary.
SESL’s soil science team can design soil specifications to suit the needs and demands of your project. Using experience, industry standards and scientific data, SESL can specify a range of physical and chemical parameters to ensure that the soils installed are up to the requirements for your desired end use.
Using the specification, quality control and assurance can be applied throughout a project to ensure uniform, predictable performance.
Our Soil Science team can provide specifications for a range of situations, including:
Our soil science team can also assist in the quality assurance process, including validation and hold points for throughout the construction phase. SESL can provide the following services to projects of any size:
• Validation – Ensuring soils are compliant to specifications prior to delivery (at source), or following on-site delivery.
• Quality Assurance – Ensuring soils remain compliant during production.
• Hold Point Design – Identify critical points during soil production, amelioration and installation that should be closely monitored.