Geotechnical Engineering

The underground data you need to bring your vision to life.

Geotechnical Engineering is the study of the properties of soil and rock beneath your site, where building foundations and other site improvements will rest. Understanding these properties helps structural engineers, architects, and contractors to develop building designs, excavation strategies, and project logistics requirements. Data are collected through soil boring programs, test pit excavations, infiltration studies, and laboratory tests so that the unique parameters of your project site are well-defined.

Working with our teaming partners who are licensed in the state where your project is located, Wilcox & Barton, Inc. offers comprehensive geotechnical engineering services to ensure your project is built on a foundation of success. In addition to collection of basic data for foundation design, our team advises on slope stability, seismic considerations, settlement, foundation design parameters, retaining walls, dams, and dewatering systems.

Adding geotechnical evaluation to your environmental due diligence and site planning process can prevent surprises and unexpected costs down the road. Integrating geotechnical studies with your environmental and site design efforts makes Wilcox & Barton, Inc. is your one stop shop for site development planning.