Electrical Resistivity Test

This method depends on differences in the electrical resistance test of different soil (and rock) types. The flow of current through soil is mainly due to electrolytic action and therefore depends on the concentration of dissolved salts in the pores. The mineral particles of soil are poor conductors of current. The resistivity of soil, therefore, decreases as both water content and concentration of salts increase, We are the best Electrical Resistivity Test in Chennai.

Dense clean sand above the water table, for example, would exhibit a high resistivity due to its low degree of saturation and the virtual absence of dissolved salts. Saturated clay of high void ratio, on the other hand, would exhibit a low resistivity due to the relative abundance of pore water and the free ions in that water.