boring tests

boring tests

Tests conducted to determine the soil's load-bearing ability to support a building or other improvement,and the size of the footings necessary.Also called compaction tests.

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He said permanent bridges would be built by next year, after tests are conducted, including boring tests, to ensure the best site for the new bridges.
Briggs noted in her decision that because Green never ordered underground boring tests to measure the extent of the land movement, he could not prove that new roads built to serve the subdivision would be stable.