A geotechnical report is a comprehensive document which provides the soil parameters for a construction project. A typical geotechnical investigation consists of:
- An evaluation of the existing site conditions relative to the proposed construction (i.e. determine if the proposed slopes, height of walls, proposed construction, will create a geotechnical issue.)
- Perform literary research: as a 40+ year old geotechnical engineering firm San Diego we have a comprehensive library of prior geotechnical reports. We use our prior studies to correlate our engineering opinions.
- Review historical aerials, and topographic maps. An understanding of the prior usage and topography provides useful information in determining future causes of failures.
- Geologic Maps – review geologic maps. Underlying geology and deposition aids in geotechnical design.
- Exploratory study: We perform subsurface exploration and obtain soil samples representative of the soils that will support the proposed structure.
- Geotechnical Analysis: Laboratory tests are performed to determine material properties of the obtained samples.
- Conclusions and Recommendations to be used for the construction of the proposed project.
Typical Geotechnical Services:
- Preliminary Geotechnical Investigations/ Soils Report
- Slope Stability Analysis
- Landslide Evaluations
- Fault Studies
- Liquefaction Studies
- Forensic Studies
- Soil laboratory and Materials Testing