geotechnical engineering


Geotechnical Engineering

Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc. offers Geotechnical Engineering services for a variety of projects including residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, state, and federal clients.  

Geotechnical Engineering services provided by Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc. include the following:

Field Exploration

  • Soil test borings – standard penetration testing (SPT) – land and water
  • Soil test borings – cone penetrometer testing (CPT) – land and water
  • Shear wave velocity testing for seismic site class determination
  • Hand auger borings with Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) testing
  • Test pit excavations
  • Geo-probe sampling

Foundation Design

  • Shallow foundation design (bearing capacity and settlements)
  • Deep foundation design – pile capacities in compression, tension, and

Pavement Design

  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) sampling and testing
  • Pavement coring and evaluation
  • Soil subgrade evaluation and stabilization design (geotextile, geogrid,
  • Soil-cement treatment design
  • Cement treated aggregate (CTA) design
  • Flexible, rigid, and unsurfaced pavement design
  • Existing pavement condition evaluation and re-design
  • Pavement construction specifications and testing

Stormwater Design

  • In-situ permeability testing
  • Piezometer installation and groundwater level testing
  • Soil sampling, testing, and evaluation for reuse as fill
  • Pond embankment design recommendations
  • Existing pond embankment evaluations

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