Our Services
 

GeoStructures offers a wide range of professional services in the geotechnical engineering and construction monitoring fields. All of our work is backed by an unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and practicality.

 
Concrete Laboratory Testing
Construction Monitoring
Dams Analysis & Rehabilitation
Environmental Assessments
Foundation Investigation & Design
Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
Highway and Bridge Geotechniques
Lime and Cement Stabilization
Mine Subsidence Analysis & Remediation
Pavement Design & Rehabilitation
Percolation/Permeability In-Situ Testing
Pond and Lagoon Liners Design
Research and Special Studies
Sinkhole Evaluation & Remediation
Slope/Retaining Wall Evaluation & Design
Soil Improvement Technologies
Soil-Structure Interaction
Subsurface Investigations

Foundations: Design, Evaluation, Underpinning, and Load Testing

Depending on structure type, height, sensitivity to settlement, seismic zone, site conditions, and other factors, the cost of a foundation as a percentage of total project cost can vary dramatically. Our goal as geotechnical engineers is to develop technically sound support systems while minimizing costs. Optimum foundation designs do not naturally arise from equations or design charts; they are a product of outstanding engineering judgment developed through years of experience in the design and construction fields.

When multiple foundation types seem equally feasible, selecting the best system for the job can be challenging but also very rewarding. Responsible design optimization requires us to look beyond subsurface investigations and routine cost estimates. Our engineers are skilled at asking the right questions about site grading, construction sequencing, schedule, abilities of local construction forces, and other project-specific variables that could affect design or construction of a foundation.

 

 

Innovative yet practical solutions are integrated by GeoStructures into every foundation design and evaluation project. Our experience encompasses all types of support systems and load testing, including: shallow foundations; mat footings; driven, drilled, jetted, bored, auger cast, precast, and cast-in-place piles; and drilled piers or caissons. Our capabilities extend beyond standard services to soil-structure interaction modeling and comprehensive foundation design and inspection.

 

When it comes to rehabilitation and underpinning of existing foundations, our strength in finite element analysis enables us to accurately model the foundation behavior and establish the most reliable rehabilitation scheme. In coordination with the owner, engineer or architect, we often design the selected rehabilitation system, provide complete drawings and specifications, and monitor its implementation. This gives us significant advantages over proprietary contractors who may tend to utilize one system or another without due evaluation and cost comparison.

 

 

 
 
 
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