Glasgow CBR Testing and Plate Bearing Tests

At STS Construction, we are the UK’s leading provider of CBR and plate bearing testing services. Trusted by 1,000s of professionals, we are dedicated to providing high-quality and reliable CBR testing solutions for a wide range of projects in the construction and civil engineering industries. Our experienced team, state-of-the-art equipment, and commitment to accuracy make us the go-to choice for all your CBR testing needs in Glasgow.

Understanding CBR Testing and Plate Load Testing

CBR Testing

California Bearing Ratio (CBR) testing is a method used to determine the bearing capacity of soils and base materials. Our in situ CBR tests and laboratory testing services help engineers and construction professionals make informed decisions about soil suitability for construction projects.

Plate Load Testing

A plate load test is essential for assessing the bearing capacity of soils under specific loads. By conducting a plate loading test in both laboratory and in situ settings, we can accurately determine the performance of soil and its ability to support structures.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive suite of testing services tailored to meet the diverse needs of construction projects. Our experienced team works closely with clients to provide accurate and reliable results across a range of testing methods, including:

  • Laboratory testing
  • In situ testing
  • Plate load testing
  • Sand replacement test
  • Chemical analysis
  • Site investigations
  • Moisture content determination
  • Dry density analysis
  • Core cutter tests

If there’s a service that aligns with your project requirements, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is ready to assist you in obtaining accurate and reliable results through our specialised testing services tailored to meet the diverse needs of construction projects.

Why Choose Us?

Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in the field of geotechnical testing, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project. We have worked on diverse projects across Glasgow and will work closely with you to provide reliable CBR testing services that meet the highest quality standards for your business.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is at the core of everything we do. From sample collection to testing procedures and result reporting, we maintain stringent quality control measures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our services. Your satisfaction and project success are our top priorities.

Customer Focus

At our facility in Glasgow, customer satisfaction is paramount. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing responsive communication, personalised service, and solutions that align with your project goals. Your success is our success.

Comprehensive Testing Solutions

From determining CBR values to assessing soil density and moisture conditions, our testing services cover a wide range of parameters crucial for construction and engineering projects.

Get in Touch for Reliable CBR Testing Services in Glasgow

Are you ready to partner with a trusted provider of CBR testing services in Glasgow? Contact us today to discuss your project requirements, schedule testing, or learn more about our capabilities. We look forward to supporting your projects with our expertise and dedication to quality testing services.

Don’t leave the success of your project to chance – choose reliable and accurate CBR testing in Glasgow with us. Partner with us for results you can depend on.



What is the significance of CBR testing in construction projects?

CBR testing, or California Bearing Ratio testing, plays a crucial role in evaluating the strength and bearing capacity of soils for construction projects. It helps determine the suitability of subgrade materials for road construction, pavements, and other infrastructure developments.

How does plate load testing differ from CBR testing?

Plate load testing focuses on assessing the immediate and ultimate bearing capacities of soils under specific loads, typically using a rigid circular plate. In contrast, CBR testing measures the strength of a soil sample relative to a standard crushed rock material.

What is the process involved in conducting laboratory testing for CBR values?

Laboratory testing for CBR values typically involves compacting soil samples at various moisture contents and densities, then subjecting them to standardised penetration tests. The CBR value is calculated based on the load required to penetrate the soil.

How can plate loading tests benefit pavement design?

Plate loading tests provide valuable information about the load-bearing capacity of soil layers, which is essential for designing durable and structurally sound pavements. This data helps optimise pavement thickness and materials for enhanced performance.

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