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Soil Testing

- Excavate the proper number of soil pits
- Perform a morphological characterization of the soil horizons
- Note the Seasonal High Groundwater mark a.k.a. mottling
- Record the location and elevation of the borings
- File the completed forms with the proper agency

Test Types

All test types listed below utilize the order of operations (unless noted) mentioned above.

 

Testing Standards Forms Used Excavation Type Minimum Borings Required Onsite Testing?

Septic System

SPS 385 SBD-8330

Backhoe

Three (3)

Yes

System Verification

SPS 385 SBD-8330

Backhoe

One (1)

Yes

Preliminary Testing

SPS 385 SBD-8330

Backhoe

One (1) per lot

Yes

Interpretive Determination

SPS 385 SBD-8330

Backhoe

Three (3)

Yes

Storm Water

NR 151 SBD-10793

Backhoe

Two (2)

Yes

Groundwater Determination

Basement Wetness and Flooding Prevention Form A

Backhoe

One (1)

Yes

Bearing Capacity

Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code Verification Letter by Professional Engineer

Backhoe or existing excavation

Three (3)

Yes

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