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Sediment Composition Sampling and Testing

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Certain situations dictate the necessity to document and inventory the composition of the sediment in lakes and other bodies of water. There are typically two main topics that call for the examination of the bottom. First, if any type of structure is to be built on, in or over a body of water and the bearing weight will be placed onto the sediment, it would be necessary to know what type of load capacity the bottom can adequately support for obvious safety concerns. Secondly, when it is necessary to remove the sedimentary contents of a lakes or riverbeds, the substrate content must be known for disposal purposes. It is necessary to identify potential contaminates so that proper precautions are taken when designing and building the spoil site. Chemical components from many years are trapped and preserved in the deep strata; these contaminants are not always visibly detectable, however these components can be easily sampled and tested. Environmentally harmful contaminants may have a severe environmental impact on the area and its inhabitants. With the help of technology and innovation, Aquatic Engineering and its personnel have the capability to satisfy the needs of challenging situations in harsh environments and the benefits of our sampling services are:

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