Geotechnical Engineering

Subsurface soil and groundwater conditions significantly impact foundation, pavement and other support-related construction methods and design demands. A well-planned, thorough Geotechnical Engineering Exploration is essential to the success and cost effectiveness of construction projects.  Sound geotechnical investigations should evaluate the suitability of the site for the proposed structure, determine design criteria for foundations and pavements, and identify potential for site specific construction complications.

Spero Corporation and Spero engineers have successfully managed and performed Geotechnical Explorations at project sites located throughout the country and are very knowledgeable of construction requirements.  Our professional engineers are well qualified to provide dependable geotechnical evaluation to establish design criteria for: single to multi-level building foundations; pavement; retaining embankments and slope stability; and other development and site and sub-grade improvement needs, as well as determining the most appropriate and cost effective design requirements.

Much of our work in the geotechnical field has been in redesign or value engineering.  A value engineering approach can result in significant costs savings for a project by providing design and field services utilizing the most economical methods and products for construction of facilities.  We welcome the opportunity to provide value engineering on any of your existing projects, as well as the opportunity to provide the best engineering on your future projects.

List of Geotechnical Services Provided:

  • Subsurface Soil Investigations
  • Geologic and Hydrogeologic Investigations
  • Foundation Investigations
  • Dam and Retainer Wall Investigations and Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering Analyses
  • Earthwork Inspections and Monitoring
  • Pile Load Tests
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Soil Mechanics and Testing
  • Failure Investigations