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Geotechnical Engineering

ECS develops tailored geotechnical exploration programs in support of each client’s specific project. We know what is below the surface can be as crucial and complex as the structure it supports. Our team approach to geotechnical engineering extends beyond simply providing engineering data. We educate our clients about the risks and benefits of the engineering recommendations we provide.

Services Include 

  • Subsurface Explorations, Assessments and Design incorporating our extensive subsurface database for local geologies
  • Geophysical Surveys including seismic refraction, electrical resistivity, refraction microtremor, SASW and ground penetrating radar, as well as associated geotechnical engineering and design services
  • Geotechnical Construction Consulting to support construction projects including value engineering review, sample testing, laboratory testing for soil modification and evaluation of foundation bearing conditions
  • Specialized In-situ (in place) Soil/Rock Testing utilizing the following methods: Pressuremeter (PMT), Cone Penetrometer (CPT), Dilatometer (DMT) to provide the project team with cost effective recommendations for foundations supporting buildings and infrastructure
  • Reinforced Earth Structures, Slopes and Retention Design based on specific site conditions utilizing industry-leading analysis and design software
  • Deep Foundation Testing services using industry-leading devices such as the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA), Cross Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) for drilled shaft testing and low-strain integrity testing using the Pile Integrity Tester (PIT)
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation for monitoring structure movement during construction including remote, automated total stations, scan stations, inclinometers, piezometers, extensometers, tilt meters, crack gauges and vibration monitoring
  • Geostructural Design for building elements containing soil-structure interaction such as soil nail walls, ground anchor supported retention systems, excavation support systems, micropiles, underpinning and soil improvement (aggregate pier designs, stone columns, vibro densification, grouting)