Geotechnical Foundation Engineering: Identifying Expansive Soil Issues

Our geotechnical engineering group uses the principles of soil testing and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface materials and conditions such as sinkhole activity, loose or expansive soil, expansive clay, organic material, bearing capacity and more. We can help identify potential, otherwise unforeseen, risks associated with subsurface conditions.

If you’ve noticed any issues with the terrain around your home that you believe may be compromising your home foundation’s integrity, contact one of our structural engineers.

Our Geotechnical Foundation Engineering Process

Preliminary Geotechnical Studies

1. Due Diligence Review of Historical Information

2. Assess Existing Soil Conditions

  • Shallow & Deep Soil Field Testing
  • Lab Soil Testing
  • Settlement Calculations
  • Geophysical Studies
  • Water Table & Seasonal High Ground Water Table (SHGWT) Determinations
  • Infiltration Rates
  • Confining Layer Depth

3. Constructability Recommendations/Considerations

  • Ground Improvement Planning
  • Deleterious Material Removal
  • Temp Dewatering

4. Shallow & Deep Foundation Design

5. Pavement Design

6. Project Development Studies & Planning

  • Traffic Information/Studies

7. Subsidence (Sinkhole) Investigations

  • Remediation Program Recommendations & Monitoring