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Again 2 more questions. Am just wondering about the tests

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Hi Again 2 more questions. Am just wondering about the tests you would want if you were going to see if we could build over the existing foundations. On the hand shear vane test, is that possible for us to do ourselves by hiring the equipment as that would
be much faster than getting the guy in as it will be 2 weeks for an appointment and then 2 weeks for the report.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.
To be able to do testing like this, you need to have some sort of third party certification that shows you are qualified in this type of testing. I would call around to other testing agencies and see if they can send a technician out sooner. You may need to check with your Architect or Contractor to see if there is a firm that they have worked with in the past and have a relationship with.
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Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.
Let me know if you have any more questions in the future.

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