Solmek Ltd - UK's Leading Choice For

Ground Investigations

Solmek Ltd is a leading ground investigation company, providing services across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. As a leading UK ground investigation contractor, we provide a comprehensive service from start to finish. Contact us today to discuss your project in more detail.

Solmek Ltd

Ground Investigation Contractors

Solmek is one of the UK's leading independent ground investigation companies. We have been operating since 2002. Our ground investigation contractors team includes qualified engineers, consultants, geologists, environmentalists and technicians who specialise in geotechnical and geo-environmental investigations. In recent years, we have expanded our work portfolio while gaining nationally recognised certifications (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001) enabling us to provide clients the best quality service from initial Phase 1 Desk Studies through to detailed Phase 2 Site Investigations and beyond. Our investigation services are supported by our on-site UKAS accredited geotechnical testing laboratory.

Over the years our ground investigation company has earned an enviable reputation for its approach to environmental and geotechnical design and construction management which offers an appreciation of the commercial pressures which confront clients in all business sectors. This can be demonstrated by a track record of producing considered and well engineered solutions on time and to budget, whilst meeting consistently high standards of quality. Should you be searching for "Ground Investigations", "Ground Investigation Companies Near Me", or something similar, then be sure to contact us.

Domestic, Commercial & Industrial

Ground Investigation Surveys in the UK

We offer a comprehensive ground investigation service, working with both individuals and businesses from across the UK. During a ground investigation survey, we gather vital information on:

  • Ground Contamination
  • Geology
  • Soil Consistency, Strength & Structure
  • Groundwater
  • Potential For Contamination
  • Historical Mine Workings

Professional Ground Investigation Services

We take on all types of ground investigation jobs from small domestic work to larger projects; all of which are carried out to the highest standards. Our projects cover a range of different sectors including industrial, commercial, housing and leisure. Whether you're re-developing an old brownfield site or have gained planning permission in the greenbelt, our ground investigation services can help you discover any potential problems and ground issues. We provide detailed and cost-effective ground investigation reports to our clients across the UK.

Desk study

Phase 1 Desk Study, or Preliminary Risk Assessments, should form the first phase of any good site investigation.

Site Investigation

A Phase 2 Intrusive Site Investigation characterises the underlying ground conditions and is an integral part of any development.


If remediation is deemed necessary following the Phase 2 works, then a site specific Phase 3 Remediation strategy can be produced.


Phase 4 Validation Reports comprise final tests on any imported materials to site, or on-site reclaimed materials, to ensure suitably for use.

Solmek - The Ground Investigation Specialists You Can Count on!

Expert Ground Investigators

Geotechnical Investigations

When you choose Solmek, all geotechnical investigations will be carried out by our team of professional and qualified geotechnical engineers and geologists. We will help you to gain a greater understanding of the physical properties of the soil, enabling foundation recommendations, or remediation of subsidence issues to existing buildings. The geotechnical investigations we offer to our clients across the UK, covers both surface and subsurface exploration, sampling and testing.

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frequently asked questions

Should you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact Solmek and one of our team will be happy to assist you.

Ground investigation is a type of intrusive investigation that establishes the profile and parameters of both soil and rock. These types of investigations are typically carried out when a piece of land is being developed or re-developed, as it helps to establish is the quality of the soil for foundations and if any contaminations are present, or if any contaminations could occur as a result of work being carried out.

The cost of ground investigation will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the area being covered, whether the site is a greenfield or brownfield site and the number of tests being carried out. We offer cost-effective ground investigation solutions and we can tailor our service to suit your requirements.

Ground investigations in construction are designed to help determine the condition of the ground being built on or developed. Our ground investigations cover things such as underlying geology, soil properties and contamination levels.

A ground investigation report is the complete detailed report which covers things such as foundation recommendations, soil quality, contamination in the soil, rock engineering properties and much more. We offer comprehensive ground investigation reports to ensure our clients are provided with the best information possible relating to the ground underlying their site. 

Ground investigations are carried out to allow designers to understand the ground conditions so they can provide the most cost-effective development and avoid any unknown, unforeseen delays to your project. 


What Our Clients Say...

"We have used Solmek for a number of years to carry out site investigations on a great number of sites and would have no hesitation recommending them to any Clients for this type of work. Solmek have always been reliable, trust worthy and pro-active dealing with issues as they arise on site in a truly professional manner."

Paul Winship
Partner, Billinghurst George And Partners

"Solmek have undertaken Phase 1 Desk Studies and Phase 2 Site Investigations across a large number of County Durham Housing Group’s (CDHG) sites. Solmek provided a quick and efficient service, they have been proactive in dealing with an queries arising and we look forward to working with them again in the future."

Tom Winter
Development Officer, County Durham Housing Group

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