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Importance of Soil Quality Testing Labs In India

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  • India is a rapidly developing country, and this indicates an ongoing fast-paced growth of industries and factories. Though industrialization paves way for economic growth, it has one major drawback also. And that is its adverse impact on the environment and biodiversity. When untreated waste is released without any treatment from oil refineries, thermal power plants, chemical agricultural products’ factories, etc it gravely deteriorates the soil. One way to prevent this is to treat this waste. But in order to be able to effectively treat this residual waste, it is important to first analyze and test the type of contaminants present in it with the help of soil testing. Soil testing is also exceptionally important from the point of view of the construction
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industry. It is mandatory to analyze the composition and quality of the soil before any construction can take place on it.

  • The physical and chemical compositions are checked to test the quality of the soil. This quality can be affected by the climatic condition, and even how the land was being utilized in the past. This construction can be for a huge project or even for the construction of a private property. The results will inform you about the bearing capacity of the ground. This information dictates a lot about the kind of structures the soil can bear and guides towards achieving structural stabilization. Soil testing is therefore very important before the start of any construction project. It helps to understand the kind of dangers the soil canexpose the inhabitants to, and therefore guides constructors to be prepared for them.

What Is Soil Quality Testing

Soil Quality Testing
  • Soil testing is the process of conducting a series of tests to determine the quality of the soil. The quality of the soil is defined by both its physical and chemical properties, and the study and analysis of these properties is called soil testing. Soil testing informs about the various contaminants that might be polluting the soil. These pollutants are primarily released as residual waste from various industries. Through these tests, the composition of the soil canbe also calculated which can help in guiding builders to construct safe buildings on a particular piece of land.

Through soil tests the following information can be estimated:

  • The PH level of the soil.
  • The biodiversity and fertility of the soil.
  • Type and the quality of lime required by the soil.
  • The structural bearing capacity of the soil.
  • The contaminants and pathogens present in the soil.

Testing Parameters For Soil Quality Testing At Anacon

  • When it comes to soil testing a lot of different parameters are tested. The different parameters and the tests employed to analyze them are as follows:


The gravity of the soil is the ratio of the unit weight of soil solids to that of the water. The Density Bottle Method and Pycnometer Method are the common methods of testing gravity.

Water content in the soil:

The water in the soil or its moisture content is calculated through the difference in the weight of the normal soil and its weight on drying.

Atterberg limits:

This parameter tells about the critical water contents in the fine-grained soil. Based on this water content the soil may be classified as solid, semi-solid, plastic, or liquid.

The dry density of soil:

The dry density of the soil is the ratio of the mass of solids to the total volume of the soil. The Core cutter test is commonly employed to calculate this parameter.

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Why Choose Anacon For Soil Quality Testing

  • Anacon Laboratories offer the best and most trusted soil testing services in India. We have been operational in the testing industry for about two decades, and our uncompromising work ethos and diligent team are to be credited for this long and impeccable journey. We follow stringent guidelines set by the regulatory bodies to deliver flawless test results. Our team takes into account every tinydetail, and we have set in place state of the art technology in our laboratories. We understand the importance of soil tests and the impact these results can have on the safety of buildings and houses being constructed on the soil being tested. And that is why we ensure there are no stones are left unturned to get you the most detailed, relevant, and accurate test results in a set timeframe.

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