Laboratory tests to determine soil hydraulic conductivity.

Laboratory determination of soil permeability

Soil is composed of grains or particles, among which there are voids or pores. These voids or pores are connected together and allow water to flow through the soil. The variable ability of water to circulate is called permeability and is a function of soil particle size. escOrsa’s soil laboratory has equipment to determine permeability directly or indirectly by assessing the parameters that influence it.

Laboratory tests for determining permeability are a necessary complement to the in situ measurement and testing in wells and boreholes.

Permeabilidad en suelos