Landscape movement and shifting can result in damage to structures. ground movement and geotechnical failures are responsible for the worse damage to pipelines, tanks, and foundations. Geotechnical evaluations asses areas where damage has occurred or made worse by soil conditions. We look for soil liquefaction that leads to lateral soil shifting, settling, and buoyancy.
Surface damages are often the last indicator that your terrain is unstable. Seattle Rockeries provides early detection of unstable soil conditions which lead to significant damages over time. Geotechnical assessments pinpoint damaged locations and expand outward, evaluating subsurface soil conditions to locate additional faults. We look for liquefaction in saturated soils, settling in compacted soils, and sliding near steep topography.