We are very technical and give practical recommendations that are efficient. We charge commensurate with our expertise and experience. The founder, a licensed professional engineer, has 25 + years of consulting geotechnical experience. He has personally observed nearly 12,000 residential foundations- 1 to 5 stories high. He earned a Patent from the United States Patent Office on a new method of supporting foundations and pavements on highly expansive soils. Our engineering geologist has over 30 years experience. Our firm has prepared over 400 soils reports & retaining wall plans / shoring plans since 2008.
All hillside sites require slope stability report. Sites in liquefaction hazard zones need soil liquefaction analysis and report. Distresses homes need floor level survey and foundation underpinning. We do all of these geotechnical engineering services. That is we can write the soils report, determine what caused the distress and prepare plans to fix the problems.
We are known for:
- Evaluation of causes of distress to foundations
- Evaluation of causes & repair of hillside slope failures
- Geotechnical report and foundation design plans of solar & wind turbine projects
- Evaluation of liquefaction hazard sites, steep slopes and expansive soils projects
- Detailed analysis of proposed structures founded on drilled piers & driven piles
- Design of retaining walls, soil nail walls, micropiles and temporary shoring design
- Review, second opinion or take over of complex projects where geotechnics & engineering geology is key to project success
- New soils report to make the project affordable and yet robust
- New retaining structures plans and calculation to make the project efficient
THREE myths about soils investigation or geotechnical engineering reports:
Myth #1: All soils reports are alike, so why pay extra. (Not true. The engineer writing the soils reports have different levels of experience. The firm may be at the cutting edge or may have changed little since its inception.)
Myth #2: Local firm is best since they are close. (Not necessarily. While a one firm may drive 30 miles less to get to your site, it is their experience that helps you the most, not their office address.)
Myth #3: Soils report for small addition should cost less than one for a larger house or new house (while this sounds logical, it is not correct. The effort needed is nearly identical. Soil borings, lab tests and soils report preparation).
Soils Report as easy as 1 through 4 and you are done:
Take advantage of our streamlined soils report services (Geotechnical Engineering report ) with these 4 steps:
Step 1) Fill out the short form shown below
Step 2) Authorize the proposal that will be sent you by email
Step 3) Render 50% retainer with signed proposal
Step 4) Obtain your Soils Report within 3 weeks of sampling & pay the remaining balance-that is all!
Cost of a soils report is always based on scope of work. The client often wins when the lowest & highest soils report fees are excluded from averaging.