Don’t let your construction project get into deep water

A frequently underestimated problem in construction projects is the water present on the building site. We will help you to accurately evaluate the condition of the ground for your construction project.

Groundwater reserves provide the majority of our drinking water. Conflicts of interest may therefore frequently arise during construction projects, resulting in the need to modify and adapt the size of future developments in such a way that they comply with statutory provisions for the applicable groundwater protection measures. We will help you take appropriate precautions and measures to allow for the factors influencing the structure of the building (stability, lowering groundwater levels) and the quality of the groundwater.

Our services:

  • Groundwater exploration / evaluation of hydrogeological conditions
  • Water pollution control and separate protection zones for groundwater and spring catchments
  • Planning dewatering systems for construction projects
  • Installing groundwater measurement points (piezometers)
  • Testing and monitoring the groundwater table (manual readings taken at specific points or continual recording using data loggers)
  • Conducting and evaluating field trials (e.g. pumping tests, tracer tests, etc.)
  • Assessment of soil drainage potential
  • Planning and conducting groundwater decontamination measures associated with pollution

Your contact in German-speaking Switzerland:

Michael Rüffer Partner, divisional manager for contaminated sites
Dipl. Phil.II, Geologist, Hydrogeology CHYN
mrueffer@ecosens.ch +41 44 839 47 81 More

Your contact in French-speaking Switzerland:

Stefan Fuchs Partner, Geschäftsleiter Fribourg
Dipl. Erdw. BENEFRI UniFR, Geologe CHGEOL
sfuchs@ecosens.ch +41 26 422 39 55 Mehr

Case studies

Landslide remediation works, Müllera reservoir, Plasselb

Heavy rain caused a landslide at Müllera reservoir. Due to the slippage of the surface layers, surface water was able to find its way quickly into Müllera reservoir, jeopardising the quality of drinking water.

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