A solid foundation is crucial to the integrity of any structure or site. But it goes deeper than that. What lies beneath is important, too. The quality of soil, type of rock, and the condition of the earth at a proposed site is a critical component of design.

Slope stability is an essential consideration for the transportation, oil and gas, and development markets, and the threat of sinkholes or landslides can plague many types of projects. The geotechnical team at RETTEW can provide an accurate assessment of your proposed project site, giving you details about the areas you can’t see. Boring investigations and other techniques will give you essential information about the subsurface condition of your site, which can then guide your plans so your investments are safe, whether bridges, roadways, commercial buildings, residential communities, or pad sites.

Over the past decade, increased environmental protection efforts have led to greater stormwater management regulations at the local and state level. Today, designs must often include ways to collect rainwater from new buildings, parking lots, and roads by infiltrating the water into the ground, not directly to streams — this practice not only reduces flooding, but also improves groundwater quality. RETTEW’s knowledgeable soil scientists apply their skills to determine any limitations at a site that would prevent a specific design.

Investing in quality geotechnical services before designing your project can reduce risk and save time and money in the long run, as can adding these services to an existing project. A geotechnical report from the experts at RETTEW prevents surprises and, therefore, limits change orders down the line. Or even worse, a site malfunction that stops operations until reconfiguring or reconstruction can occur. This avoids delays and unexpected costs.

Rock-solid expertise.

RETTEW has licensed professional geologists, geotechnical engineers, and soil scientists on staff: in-house expertise allowing us to provide unparalleled service in this area. Our team is knowledgeable, responsive, and committed to the safety and success of construction projects.

Geotechnical Specialties:

  • Bedrock Mapping
  • Embankment and Earthen Structures
  • Flexible and Rigid Pavement Analysis/Design
  • Geologic Hazards Mapping
  • Geotextile Applications
  • Ground Improvement Design/Recommendations
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Landslide Engineering/Mitigation
  • PennDOT-certified Drilling Inspection
  • Retaining Wall Design/Recommendations
  • Settlement Analysis
  • Sinkhole/Karst Terrain Mitigation
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Soils and Foundation Investigation and Design
  • Stormwater Infiltration Evaluations