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Sr. No. Particulars Test Method/ Reference Code Sample size required Significance
1 A) By Sand Replacement Method
B) By Core Cutter Method
IS 2720 : Part 28 :1974
IS 2720 : Part 29 :1975
5 kg Indicates soil compaction
2 Specific Gravity IS 2720 : Part 3 :1980 50kg Soil classification
3 Bulk density IS 2720 :1980 50kg Soil classification
4 Moisture content IS 2720 : Part 2 :1973 50kg Soil classification
5 Shrinkage Limit IS 2720 :1980 50kg Soil classification
6 Grain Size Analysis by Sieving IS 2720 : Part 4 :1985 50kg Soil classification
7 Free Swell Index IS 2720 : Part 40 :1977 50kg Soil classification
8 Atterberg's Limit's (LL & PL) & Plasticity Index IS 2720 : Part 5 :1985 10 kg Estimate compression index useful for settlement analysis. Plastic limit is required for making bricks, cement-soil block foundation for structures
9 Classification of Soil as per
a) If Grain size & Atterberg's limit requested.
b)Grain size & Atterberg's limit's mandatory
IS 2720 : Part 4 :1985, IS 2720 : Part 5 : 1985 IS 1498 : 1970 5 kg To enable the identification and classification of soil strata
10 Proctor Compaction Test / MDD & OMC (Standard) IS 2720 : Part 7 : 1980 35 kg Basis of comparison for field compaction to produce a strong, settlement free, and firm sub grade.
11 Laboratory CBR
a) Soaked
b) Unsoaked
2720 : Part 16 : 198 50 kg California Bearing Ratio (C.B.R.), determines the thickness of different elements comprising a pavement.

Note :

  • Minimum charges for Soil core cutting within PMC & PCMC area are Rs. 6500/- (5 points will be covered)
  • Traveling charges will be charged at actual for outside site from PMC & PCMC.