Ground Investigation for Foundation Engineering Surveys: The Perfect Base for Your Project

DMT delivers reliable, individual and innovative solutions in the field of geotechnical engineering and consulting services. This lays the foundation for your construction project and ensures the optimum use of your resources: With DMT you have a competent partner at your side for feasibility studies, ground investigation, subsoil surveys and assessments of structural damage. DMT's independent interdisciplinary teams including specialists from test centres and expert bodies will support and advise you in every single planning phase of your project. From preliminary testing of subsurface conditions to the potential environmental impact of your project, DMT provides you with support and consulting.

Our experts ensure the smooth coordination of ground investigations and cooperation between specialist planners and construction workers, guaranteeing your planning reliability. With our support, you achieve transparency and security in your scheduling, budget planning and maximum functionality and profitability in ongoing operations. We offer support for both deep and shallow foundations. 

Ground Investigation - Project development phase in geotechnical engineering: Plan - Process - Work

Comprehensive Site Feasibility Studies

The starting point of our consulting for all geotechnical aspects of a project is the determination of fundamentals by carrying out a site analysis through ground investigations.

Our experts initially focus on the quality and efficiency of your project, assessing your building site regarding its design. They carry out analyses of technological and process feasibility, identify and evaluate risks and optimize the interfaces between all the tasks involved. In doing so, they pay close attention to your schedule and keep an eye on your project as a whole: In addition to project management, we support you in the preparation of qualified tender documents and advise you on offers and contracts with due diligence services. By conducting an analysis of potential or existing sites, our ground investigation services support you both with site selection and identifying optimization potential for existing sites.

Our ground investigation and related service portfolio covers:

  • Subsoil surveys for foundation planning (strip foundations, individual foundations, floor slabs, bored piles)
  • Assessment of subsoil, foundation consulting
  • Planning and statics for excavations in built-up areas
  • Analyses of technological and process feasibility
  • Geotechnical monitoring
  • Identification and evaluation of risks
  • construction management
  • Project development
  • acceptance inspections
  • Building damage analyses

Proof of damage during construction according to DIN 4123 and expert witness reports

Our renowned test centres also issue expert witness reports that comprehensively describe project-specific findings or assess them in accordance with the respective task requirements, for example to determine damage. Your advantage: By inspecting objects before work commences and after completion of the construction project, or in the event of apparent damage, we can distinguish damage incurred during a project from existing damage.

In this procedure, we gather as much information as we can regarding the condition of buildings within the sphere of influence of the construction project. Our experts record and document their findings and the evidence in a report. This applies to industrial and residential buildings, other engineering structures and traffic routes. This gathering and documentation of evidence during construction serves to protect affected parties as well as the building company.

Our special field: Ground investigation in mining construction projects

Our company tradition lies in the field of mining. As an advisory and appraising authority, we have been accompanying construction projects carried out within the framework of abandoned mining and post mining for several decades – for both real estate construction and infrastructure projects.

Our specialists make well-founded assessments considering all geotechnical and mining aspects as well as the planned subsequent use. We would be delighted to provide you with expert advice on the subject of ground investigations, and offer recommendations in the following areas:

  • Ground investigation and evaluation of building sites
  • Stability assessments and expert reports
  • Dismantling of plants and facilities
  • Remediation of contaminated sites
  • Land recycling
  • Shaft stabilization and  protection
  • Withdrawal and closure concepts
  • Backfilling of underground cavities
  • Foundation engineering

Do you have further questions about subsoil surveys or related ground investigation services, or would you like us to compile a damage report for your construction project?

Please feel free to contact our specialists.