Geotechnical Engineering Services
Seattle Rockeries' engineers assess slope stability to reduce erosion and landslides. We define the soil strength by looking at rock mechanics, geophysics, hydrogeology, and geology. Your foundation and surrounding landscape are supported by soil and rock. Geotechnical engineers evaluate your soil and terrain from an engineering perspective.
Seattle Rockeries collects data on physical properties of ground used for building and construction. Our geotechnical engineers are available when planning hardscape construction projects such as retaining walls, drainage systems, and patios.
Geotechnical investigations are used to obtain information about the physical conditions of earth and soil that surrounds your foundation or hardscape. Geotechnical site engineers recommend repairs to terrain to remove hazardous subsurface conditions before construction begins. Geotechnical investigations are great when purchasing or developing a property. Seattle Rockeries identifies potential construction hazards below your soil to save you money during development.
Seattle Rockeries detailed retaining wall plans are measured and drawn to scale. Our drawings foresee design and construction challenges to provide accurate retaining wall cost and time estimates. We plan and chart lot lines, utilities, permits, neighborhoods, and existing soils. Geotechnical engineers evaluate organic soils, clay soils, sandy soil, vegetation, and the environment.
Seattle Rockeries' geotechnical engineers determine the exact location for retaining wall construction and we measure out a base, determine wall height and geometry, determine structural requirements, and calculate the total wall volume. Seattle Rockeries supplies quality backfill soils, wall rock, precast concrete block, natural stone, geogrid, and foundation soils for every retaining wall construction project we undertake.
Retaining Wall layouts include plan views and elevation views that add value to estimation, construction, and property records.
Seattle Rockeries' geotechnical engineers provide affordable, practical and reliable geologic condition evaluations. We provide Seattle homeowners with cost-effective investigations and recommendations for any type of construction, development, land use, or restoration project.
- Slope stability analysis
- Retaining walls
- Storm Damage Assesment
- Damage Assesment
- Seismic Hazard Evaluations
- Liquefaction mitigation
- Subgrade stabilization
- Percolation testing
- Septic system/leach line input
- Construction observation
- Forensic studies
- Peer review
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.
Seattle Rockeries geotechnical engineers provide site plans for environments and construction sites in Seattle, WA. Our geotechnical engineering services include geotechnical investigations, foundation designs, and construction monitoring.
Seattle Rockeries' geotechnical planning includes all phases of site planning from initial concept plans to feasibility studies. Our geotechnical engineers work with soil constraints, property size, zoning requirements, and environmental restrictions to create epic hardscapes. We are experts at overcoming potential obstacles to becoming compliant with local land-use regulations.
- Erosion and sediment control planning
- Conceptual site plans
- Land use planning and permitting
- Stormwater management planning
- Stormwater treatment plans
- Water supply plans
- Foundation plans
- Construction phase plans
- Subsurface plans