Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical services consist of subsurface soils evaluations for the purposes of foundation design, roadway design, water retention/detention basin design, sinkhole evaluation, and other geo-engineering applications linked to pre and post construction activities. We also are an industry leader in forensic evaluation of distressed structures such as roadways or buildings.

Geotechnical Engineering
Sinkhole Evaluation and Remediation
Preliminary Geotechnical Site Evaluations
Geotechnical Suitability of Proposed Foundation Designs
Recommended Site Preparation Procedures
Suitability of Native Soils for Construction Purposes
Evaluation of Soils for Existing and Proposed Roadways
Verification of Site Preparations
Forensic Geotechnical Evaluations
Environmental Soil Sampling
Groundwater Analysis and Elevation Surveys
Septic Site Evaluations & Engineer Designed Septic Systems
Foundation Settlement Analysis
Geotechnical Monitoring
Soil Hydraulic Permeability

One example of Geo-Tech’s technological advances is the state-of-the-art Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment. The GPR is used for geophysical exploration in determining sinkhole potential, depth to clay layers, bedrock formations and a variety of other geophysical exploratory uses. If a sinkhole occurs, Geo-Tech can offer remedial recommendations.

Our team has the ability and experience to fully assess potential sinkhole activity and investigate distressed foundations and roadway systems. In addition we possess the experience and expertise to provide remediation design recommendations along with follow-up monitoring. Geo-Tech has been operating ground penetrating radar services throughout Central Florida for the last 20 years. Currently Geo-Tech houses 3 ground penetrating radar units with diverse capabilities.

Geophysical Exploration
Ground Penetrating Radar Evaluations
Cone Penetration Test Soundings
Electrical Resistivity Testing

Geophysical Exploration

Laboratory Testing

Within our Construction Material Testing Department, we operate a Construction Material Engineering Council (CMEC) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) accredited laboratory with a full range of testing capabilities.

Laboratory Services
Soils Moisture Content
Carbonate Content
Organic Content
Unified, AASHTO and USDA Soils Classification
Sieve Analysis
Atterberg Limits
Soils Moisture/Density Relationship Test
Limerock Bearing Ratio
Portland Cement Concrete Beam Flexural and Compressive Strength Test
Asphaltic Concrete Extraction, Gradation, and Marshal Stability Test
LA Abrasion Test
pH and Soil Resistivity Analysis

Geo-Tech operates seven (7) state-of-the-art track mounted direct push drill rigs that have the capability of providing an undisturbed soil sample from the ground surface to the termination depth of the boring. Additionally, one of our direct push rigs has the capability to perform Standard Penetration Test (SPT) soil borings and flight auger borings, while the others have the capability to perform Cone Penetration Test (CPT) soundings.

Drilling Services
Standard Penetration Test (SPT) Borings
Cone Penetration Test Soundings
Direct Push Sampling
Auger Borings
Field Permeability Testing
Pavement and Concrete Coring
Dynamic Cone Penetration Borings
Hand Penetrometer

Drilling Services

Construction Materials Testing

Geo-Tech offers a broad range of services that support the construction management process. These are services that are provided for a wide variety of clients including professional construction management firms, developers, contractors, engineering firms, government agencies, and private owners.

Construction Materials Testing
Threshold Inspections
QA/QC Materials Testing
Concrete Placement Testing
Site Preparation Verification
3rd Party Stuctural Inspections
Floor Flatness Testing
Asphalt Verification Testing
Mining Quality Control
Non-Destructive Testing