Geotech (GET) and its staff members have many years of experience in conducting geotechnical engineering services for more than 20,000 projects. The firm conducts nearly 1,200 projects a year. We can provide our services anywhere in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
Virtually every structure requires consideration of subsurface features unique to the locale. The geotechnical consulting engineer evaluates the characteristics and behavior of subsurface soils, then interprets this data and makes recommendations on soils parameters that may be used for design or remedial purposes.
GET is one of only a few firms in Houston that has its own drill rigs. GET is equipped with seven drilling rigs, including a Simco and Failing Drilling Rigs, to perform wet rotary or hollow-stem borings. We also have three Lone Star, three portable rigs, and two limited access buggy rigs. We can conduct drilling and sampling with our rigs up to 120-feet. In addition, together with our subcontractor drillers, we can drill to much deeper depths, install monitor wells, piezometers, and inclinometers. Our field crews have many years of experience in various subsoil and groundwater conditions. Our commitment to the client is to provide dependable service, the best and most up-to-date equipment, and reliable drilling personnel. GET has the capability and experience in surveying and staking the boring locations and providing clearance from underground utilities. In areas that are heavily wooded, we can arrange for clearing of the project site. We are one of the few firms in Houston with our own drilling rigs. The portable rigs are very useful on wooded or sites with soft subgrade conditions. These small rigs can go places where the larger rig cannot get to. Therefore, saving the client time and money.
GET is one of the few firms in Texas which is equipped with miniature rigs. These small, portable rigs access laborious places, such as sites that are wooded or contain wet subgrade soil conditions, without significant clearing. In addition, these rigs can be operated inside buildings and in confined areas.
We have two mules. We use these limited access vehicles to pull our portable rigs into muddy or wooded project sites. The drilling capabilities are the same as a portable rig by itself. However, this makes us able to access sites where a truck cannot.
GET’s laboratory testing has the capability to perform geotechnical testing under controlled conditions to evaluate standardized tests of materials, as well as tests of new materials used in research and development.
The GET laboratory conducts laboratory testing to evaluate soil classification, shear strength, compaction, compressibility, swell potential, permeability, etc. Our tests are conducted in general accordance with ASTM standards.
While engineering identifies the problems and the probable causes, the results of laboratory testing and analysis establish the facts and parameters involved. Field and laboratory testing of soils, construction materials, and groundwater often complement each other. In a complete testing program, they work together to assure accurate and adequate knowledge of the materials used during design, construction, and evaluation of potential subsoil and groundwater contamination problems.
Engineering Analysis and Report
The field and laboratory data, together with our engineering recommendations, will be presented in an engineering report. The report will address the specific project design, construction, and quality control requirements.