Geotechnical Engineering Services

Geotechnical Engineering Services to support the most fundamental aspect of every project

What is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical engineering is the science that focuses on the behavior of natural geological materials, such as soil and rock, in engineered systems. This includes the design, analysis and construction of retaining structures, foundations, slopes, embankments, levees, wharves, roadways, tunnels, landfills and other structures and systems that are made of or supported by soil or rock. Geotechnical engineers acknowledge that soil and rock are some of the cheapest and most abundant materials on Earth, which consequently play a major role in the design, construction and performance of every type of civil engineering structure.

Why is Geotechnical Engineering Important?

One of the most fundamental aspects of any land development project is the need to determine a site’s characteristics to ensure the interaction between the structure and subsurface materials, soil and rock. Intertek’s accredited geotechnical services and construction materials testing specialists can perform a wide variety of subsurface explorations and tests necessary for your projects. We are a partner you can trust to bridge the gap between raw site materials and finished structures. We can help prepare your project or building design for success, offering a wide range of geotechnical engineering consulting, drilling services and expertise to give you the assurance you need.

A thorough subsurface exploration can result in a more cost-effective foundation design, reduce construction delays caused by unforeseen conditions, and help prepare you for potential geohazards. All projects are supported by internal quality assurance and safety plans that give you the subsurface and site information necessary for a successful project.

With a growing number of fully equipped labs, a modern drilling fleet, and qualified professional senior engineers and laboratory technicians with years of local and national experience, Intertek knows how to get the job done right.

Intertek's Geotechnical Engineering Services

  • Subsurface exploration
  • Construction recommendations
  • Dams, levees, and embankments
  • Earth retaining structures
  • Foundation engineering, excavation analysis and design
  • Geophysical and surveying services
  • Geotechnical exploration and instrumentation
  • Groundwater evaluation
  • In-situ testing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Landfill exploration
  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Seismic evaluations
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Soil-structure interaction evaluations
  • Soil, rock sampling and testing
  • Test boring and analysis
  • Vibration Monitoring


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