Even for simple projects, test pit excavations are necessary to identify the stratigraphy, the type of soil and the position of groundwater in the foundation. A soil sample analyzed in a laboratory will confirm the type of soil. But more sophisticated field and laboratory analyses are necessary for a major project. Borings will not only allow us to perform more advanced in situ analyses, but also to collect soil samples for further laboratory tests, so we can provide design and construction parameters for the foundations. It becomes even more complex when a project is to be built at a site prone to seismic activity—you’ll need to combine geophysics with geotechnics to perform in-depth analyses.
Making informed decisions
Our geotechnical experts, a branch of civil engineering that combines geotechnics, hydrogeology and geomechanics, will guide you, regardless of the type of structure to be built—dam, dike, waste rock pile, road, parking lot, building foundation and retaining structure.
From soil characterization to help choose materials, to quality control to ensure compliance with guidelines and help you navigate any unforeseen elements during the project, our work is both accurate and thorough. Our experts are familiar with the latest measuring technologies and will accompany you as you monitor your structures and, where necessary, will propose adjustments that will promote your long-term success.