Geotechnical Engineering

Our geotechnical services division is the foundation of Thompson Engineering’s business, going back to our roots as a soil testing company begun in 1953.

The high-tech exploration, drilling and lab testing we do now establishes the essential suitability of the ground for any proposed construction. As such, it’s a critically important task best entrusted to professionals with decades of geotechnical engineering expertise.

Thompson Engineering has done subsurface investigations for projects such as:

  • High-rise buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial plants
  • Marine bulkheads, piers, and offshore structures
  • Ports and harbors
  • Levees and dikes
  • Roadways and bridges

Our Geotechnical Services:

Our geotechnical engineering services include subsurface exploration and testing programs performed by our own geologists and engineers using in-house drilling equipment and soils laboratory. Having easy access to these resources helps streamline our clients’ vital delivery timelines.

Thompson’s geotechnical services include:

  • Drilling services
  • Foundation design,
  • Bearing capacity and settlement analysis,
  • Pavement design,
  • Retaining wall and bracing system criteria,
  • Pile foundation design and analysis,
  • Bulkhead and waterfront structure design,
  • Post construction monitoring,
  • Computer analysis of soils mechanics,
  • Geotechnical instrumentation,
  • Forensic investigations of building failure.

Geotechnical engineering provides an effective risk management tool. With our core strengths residing in both geotechnical and engineering services, Thompson Engineering can develop technically sound solutions for your pre-construction challenges. 

Contact us by email or call one of our branches for more information.