Geotechnical Investigations

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Geomechanics (Pty) Ltd. is industry leader in world-class geotechnical investigations in Southern Africa. We have over 25 years’ experience carrying out successful geotechnical investigations to the minerals exploration, geotechnical drilling & civil industries.

Its sister company, Geomech Africa (Pty) Ltd, started in 2006, has a level 1 BEE rating and is registered with the CIDB (6CE rating). As a group (Geomech Africa (Pty) Ltd and Geomechanics cc, we employ over 250 people with access to 60 drill rigs. We satisfy the general SED requirements with respect to female participation (5 office based) and senior to middle management black employees.

Geomechanics and Geomech Africa long-term policies of developing operational/maintenance staff & upgrading equipment ensures that the geotechnical investigations conducted for our clients are accurate, timely, cost-effective & easily interpreted.

Geomechanics offers expertise in the following areas:

  • Geotechnical      investigations, including Foundation Solutions and Quarry site      investigations.
  • In-situ borehole      drilling and testing, including SPT’s, Lugeon testing, Vane shear testing,      Permeability testing, Piezometer installations, pressure meter testing.
  • Tailings Dam      Safety Monitoring, Gold Assay and De-wa

  • tering in failure zones.
  • Penetrometer      (DPSH) services.
  • Concrete coring.
  • Plate load testing.

View or download our geotechnical investigations brochure here.

The Samson Sebanda Drilling School

Our pursuit for continued excellence in geotechnical investigations & commitment to supporting local communities led to the foundation of Samson Sebanda Drilling School. The Samson Sebanda Drilling School
 that all potential employees, trainees & current staff are 100% skilled in the safe operation of exploration drilling rigs under all conditions of operation. The school consists of a 12 -seater classroom with a curriculum that caters for subject matter related to geotechnical investigations. Our geotechnical investigation courses include: theoretical work, practical training & work experience training onsite.

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Code of Ethics

  • We endeavour to complete geotechnical investigations within specification, on-time & within budget irrespective of difficulties during the process.
  • We appreciate the importance of local community consultancy & support.
  • Geotechnical      investigations are carried out in a sustainable, responsible manner. Irrespective of project, Geomechanics tries to reduce      the environmental impact of its operations. One example is the use of      Photovoltaic solar panels on remote geotechnical investigations for operation      lighting, cell phone charging & two way radio communications.

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  • Geomechanics staff      are trained to perform geotechnical investigations safely & efficiently.
  • We abide by the laws, rules, or processes in which our business operates with integrity at the core of every undertaking.