Team FTG was close to home this week working on a test boring investigation for a storm water retention facility in New Windsor, MD. FTG used the borings to identify potential karst formations such as subsurface voids, cavities, pinacles and other discontinuities, our engineers Kevin and Nick were able to monitor and collect data to conclude if these discontinuities would pose an environmental concern or construction hazard to existing and proposed storm water management facilities. Karst investigations are used in areas suspected of containing carbonate rocks, and various methods to investigate are available depending on extent and depth of the investigation, cost, available equipment and the nature of the construction. This area of Carroll County has numerous historic sink holes.
The Soil borings were also used to help collect data about the subsurface of the site area. After collecting field data, engineers can then supplement the data with geophysical techniques. Subsurface investigations directly reflect the size and complexity of the proposed project so our engineers can provide a tailored site solution.