A range of soil, rock and material testing for local construction

Geotechnical testing services are essential for construction and remediation projects. Soil, rock and material testing services range from standard geo/material testing for local construction to on-site services in remote locations for dams, plant construction and offshore projects.


HENSTE laboratory is equipped for all standard geotechnical soil and rock testing. In addition, we provide specialized testing, including:

  • Soil: CAUC, CAUE, ring shear, cyclic tri-axial, bender elements
  • Rock: very high pressure tri-axial (70 MPa), joint shear, drilling & abrasiveness
  • Materials: plastic cement-bentonite grouts.


We can provide testing wherever customers require: in our fully equipped laboratory in Genoa (Italy), in one of your facilities, or in one of our containerized field laboratories, certified for offshore use.

Our laboratory operates in conformity with the highest quality standards, and testing occurs according to ASTM, BS, AFNOR, ISRM and UNI EN standards.