Old Galway Road, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Laboratory Facilities

IDL has its own laboratory facilities where testing is carried out in accordance with BS1377, BS 812, ISRM and other relevant standards.

Our extensive storage depot ensures that all soil and rock core samples are stored, logged and photographed in accordance with BS5930.

  • Soil & Rock core samples stored in purpose built depot, to BS 5930
  • Currently undergoing ISO:9001 Quality System Accreditation
  • Laboratory Testing carried out in accordance with BS 1377


  • Gint Software Package for Soild and Rock Core Logging
  • AGS Import/Export
  • Interpretative, Factual, AGS Data, As-Built Drawings (AutoCAD)
  • PDF, Word, EXCEL
  • Geo-slope Office


  • Classification (Moisture Content, Atterberg Limits)
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Hydrometer / Sedimentation
  • Compaction (MCV, CBR)
  • Bulk Density, Specific Gravity
  • Consolidation (Oedometer)
  • Triaxial
  • Shear Box
  • Vane, Fall Cone (undrained shear strength)
  • Chemical (pH, Sulphate, Chloride, Organic Content
  • Contamination
  • Permeability
  • Environmental Testing (ICRCL, Murphy Suite)


  • Point Load
  • UCS
  • Slake Durability
  • Ten Per Cent Fines
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Density
  • Los Angeles Test
  • Particle Shape, Flakiness Index
  • Polished Stone Value
  • Soundness Test