Geotechnical engineers evaluate the soil and rock below infrastructure, including roads, bridges, buildings, utilities, dams, industrial sites, and homes.
- Soil and rock are non-uniform construction materials that have highly variable strengths depending on the factors in which they were deposited and the environment they are located in. The exact same clay soil can, in some instances, be so soft that large settlements can occur or be expansive and heave structures depending on the moisture content. Insitu soil and rock are the only building materials that you can’t specify the required strength properties. Even wood has different engineering properties that you can specify based on your design needs!
- Geotechnical engineers evaluate soil and rock conditions to determine the best foundation options for your project. Your project’s stability and long-term performance are dependent on a solid foundation.
- Geotechnical engineers weigh the cost benefits of various foundation systems to provide economical construction. With today’s soaring construction material costs, this is more important than ever.
- Geotechnical engineers provide safety to projects. Through proper field exploration, laboratory testing, and engineering analyses on soil and rock, engineers can evaluate the safety of infrastructure, such as bridges, slopes, and dams.
- Most insurance policies do not cover geologic hazards. This includes a wide variety of soil and rock issues and the building distress that they can cause. Geotechnical engineers provide knowledge about these issues and can help you plan, so you are protected.
At Advanced Geotechnical Solutions, we provide safe and cost-efficient geotechnical engineering to help protect you from future problems and rising construction costs!