Geotechnical Engineering

Ensuring a Solid Foundation for Your Next Project

Geotechnical Engineering is a critical discipline, as foundation support, earth retention, and hydrogeologic conditions influence the cost and success for a wide variety of projects.

Apex Companies' geotechnical engineers, geologists, and hydrogeologists have performed investigations and formulated recommendations for many projects, including large development, site grading and earthwork, utility design and construction, dam inspections and repairs, foundations for water storage tanks, pumping stations, and water and wastewater treatment plants.

Apex’s team has a complete understanding of what it takes to plan and coordinate subsurface investigations, execute and interpret sophisticated down-borehole testing methods by sampling and testing soil, rock and groundwater, and work with testing laboratories to assess soil, rock, and water for geotechnical and environmental properties. Over the years, Apex’s staff has worked on many geotechnical projects for a wide range of services including geophysical site investigations, compaction control, slope stability analysis and monitoring, soil property analyses, mechanically stabilized embankments, dewatering and support of excavation, retaining walls, micro tunneling, pipe jacking, and horizontal directional drilling.

Geotechnical engineering
Geotechnical engineering

Geotechnical Engineering in Service of Industrial, Commercial, and Mining

Apex’s geotechnical services also cater to waste management and mining operations, such as liner installation settlement, drainage and slope stability support, as well as construction projects that require specific foundation design, evaluation, excavation, and pavement design. In addition, Apex can assist with locating and designing access and haul roads, designing infrastructure foundations, and evaluating rock mechanics.

When it comes to waste products of ore mining and mineral extraction, we are often called upon to obtain structural loading specifications for foundation types and to evaluate excavations and pile stability for long term material storage.

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Our Geotechnical Engineering Solutions

At Apex Companies, our growing reputation is based on delivering exceptional results in an atmosphere of superior service and client care.

  • Designing and performing subsurface investigations
  • Soil and rock core sampling and identification
  • Rock quality designation and soil consistency/relative density determinations
  • Drilling contracting and boring schedules
  • Prepare detailed (lithologic) descriptions
  • Environmental considerations and evaluations
  • Earthwork evaluations (cut and fills)
  • Slope stability and reinforcement
  • Deep excavations
  • Retaining walls
  • Foundation recommendations
  • Foundation design
  • Dams (design and stability—existing or new)
  • Forensic analysis
  • Ground improvement methods
  • Geosynthetics
    • Subsurface drainage
    • Subgrade/slope stabilization

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