Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering & Geotechnical Investigations

Geological and geotechnical engineering services include preliminary investigations of earth materials to determine the proper design parameters for construction and development thereafter.  The findings of a geotechnical investigation are utilized to provide final conclusions and recommendations for safe, practical and feasible structural development. Updated April 25, 2020.

Geotechnical Engineering

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Geotechnical Investigation Reports

A geotechnical investigation or soils engineering report is prepared for use by architects, developers, and structural engineers to properly design building foundations, retaining walls, roadways, sewage systems and more. Each geotechnical investigation includes a report comprised of site-specific laboratory data, as well as a review of public records.  Conclusions and recommendations are made for architects and engineers to properly prepare a job site for development, and design a proposed structure with consideration to any seismic, hydrogeologic, or geologic conditions.

Geotechnical Investigation Services

The geologists and engineers at Geo Forward, Inc. provide geological engineering and geotechnical consulting services for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial projects.  Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Soil Compaction and Density Testing
  • Liquefaction Analysis
  • Soil Testing (Physical & Chemical)
  • Rock Testing (Physical & Chemical)
  • Percolation Testing for Septic Systems
  • Fault Evaluation
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Drilling and Site Exploration Services

Geological Engineering Reports

Geological engineering reports are prepared to assist developers and designers in determining the appropriate design parameters for building foundations, as well as the ideal locations for structures and sewage/septic systems.  Each geological engineering report includes a site-specific description of geologic data along with a review of public records. Conclusions and recommendations are made for developers, architects, and engineers to initiate design and development. Geological engineering reports additionally provide recommendations for job site drainage control, existing seismic and geologic conditions, slope failure hazards and mitigation techniques.


For more information about geological engineering and geotechnical consulting services, please call (888) 930-6604 to speak with a licensed professional geologist or engineer. 

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