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.