Safe construction and maintenance of facilities requires detailed knowledge of local foundation conditions. EarthFax assists clients by evaluating the subsurface soil, rock, and groundwater conditions that play an important role in the architectural, civil, and structural design of a project. Our responsibility is to provide our clients with accurate and representative information concerning subsurface conditions to improve foundation design and reduce construction costs.
EarthFax geotechnical engineers have extensive experience in the performance of foundation investigations, design of road and pavement subgrades, evaluation of slope stability, design of footings and foundations, delineation of borrow sources, and performance of field tests and inspections to ensure proper facility construction. This work has played an important role in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, processing facilities, roads, pipelines, landfills, waste disposal facilities, and dams.
We use a variety of site exploratory techniques including drilling and rock coring, test pits, cone penetration testing, and geophysical methods. Our geotechnical engineers work closely with the client and other engineering disciplines as members of the project team to ensure that information is properly presented and understood.
Following are a few examples of our geotechnical engineering experience: