Geotechnical and Material Testing Laboratory
About Our Laboratory
SOLUM: Latin meaning "Soil, Ground"; Pronunciation: (sO'lum).
Solum Consultants Ltd is specialized in geotechnical engineering and soils and
aggregates testing. The company was originally established in 2003
operating under the name of Solum Testing performing soils and aggregates
testing using ASTM and AASHTO procedures.
In 2006 the company was
transferred to Saad A.M. Farag Ph.D., P.Eng. Mr. Farag is a geotechnical
and structural engineer with over 20 years of experience in geotechnical
engineering and material testing. Significant developments and improvements have
been steadily achieved in all aspects of procedures leading to distinguish
quality production. Solum Consultants Ltd. possesses the capacity to
simultaneously run twenty-eight consolidation tests (ASTM D2435), thirty
Tri-axial shear tests with pore water pressure measurements (ASTM D4767), seven fully computerized Direct Shear test (ASTM D3080), and thirty-seven Hydraulic
Conductivity Tests (permeability) (ASTM D5084). These developments enable Solum
Consultants to effectively and efficiently handle large projects where
turnaround time is of great concern. Recently, pneumatic conductivity or
air permeability tests have been developed using either rigid-wall or
flexible-wall methods, ASTM D6539, as well as thermal conductivity/resistively
test, ASTM D5334.
Why Get Soil Tested by a Geotechnical Laboratory?
Laboratory testing will confirm and validate field soil classifications.
Correct soil classification (ie. index testing) is important for development of any project, large or small.
Laboratory testing will minimize inconsistencies and discrepancies.
Laboratory testing is mandatory for most engineering and environmental projects.
Reduce liability concerns.
Why Choose Solum for Your Geotechnical Laboratory Testing Needs?
Solum uses industry accepted ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials)
as well as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers procedures for laboratory testing.
Solum offers quick turn around times on testing. Ninety-percent of our testing projects are completed in less than 6 business days; it is not uncommon to transmit preliminary results to our clients located at the construction site immediately after testing is completed.
Our testing results are well organized and clearly presented.
Our testing results are transmitted electronically via email. We can also deliver results by conventional means (ie. mail, fax) if desired.
pay for local sample shipping for testing order more than $100.00 per pail,
cooler or Shelby Tube. For out of town clients, Solum will reimburse
shipping costs up to 10% of the testing order, if requested.