Surveying services can include due diligence with regard to the size, use or siting of your structure. For example, bulk storage can exert enormous loading pressure on the ground below and if due diligence is not taken in the design stage, this could result in differential settlement and slab failure. Therefore Toro has a civil design service to ensure you have a foundation to sustain the loads exerted. As a result, in the case of bulk salt storage, the foundations and base slab are rigorously designed to prevent failure from heavy usage and prolonged saline attack.
In another example, Highways Maintenance Depots are often built on poor or reclaimed ground that is or was on the edge of town. Because of this, it is common that the soil beneath is either ‘made ground’, marsh, or poor ground and therefore are not suitable for sustaining high loads. Consequently, Toro’s design team has developed several different ground improvement techniques into its slab and foundation design to contend with this issue.