What services do geotechnical engineers provide?

A close up image of two types of soilGeotechnical engineers assess the attributes and bearing capacity of soil. They do this by obtaining and testing soil samples from an existing or proposed building site. They may also monitor a construction process if risks are identified during soil testing.

The information provided by geotechnical engineers will affect the design of foundations, potential size of a building and landscaping issues.





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