Geotechnical

Geotechnical Engineering - Where it All Begins

Alpha Testing geotechnical engineers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio direct field acquisition, laboratory testing, and engineering evaluations. Recommendations are client and site specific, and are provided by local engineering staff. Staff specialize in active clay, or heaving clay, engineering in Texas. As an integral part of the project team, we assist during the design and development phase of your project.


Credentials

Alpha Testing A2LA

A2LAccreditation Geotechnical Testing Houston: The Houston office of Alpha Testing holds A2LA Accreditation for Geotechnical Engineering. Click here for current accreditation.

ASTM E-329: Alpha Testing complies with the requirements of ASTM E-329, governing operation and accreditation requirements.

TxDOT: Alpha Testing is TxDOT Pre-Certified in the 14.00 geotechnical engineering categories.

Pre-Certifications: 14.1.1 Soil Exploration, 14.2.1 Geotechnical Testing, 14.3.1 Transportation Foundation Studies, 14.4.1 Building Foundation Studies


Alpha Testing Geotechnical Engineering Services


Foundations

    • Site selection and feasibility studies
    • Foundation design/recommendations
    • Exploration and laboratory testing
    • Geotechnical specifications
    • Expansive soil engineering


Retaining Structures

    • Conventional retaining walls
    • Steel or concrete pile walls
    • Drilled pier walls
    • Slurry walls
    • Tie-back design


Earth Dams and Levees

    • Embankment studies
    • Materials selection
    • Seepage analysis
    • Erosion Control
    • Docking facilities and bulkheads


Construction Specifications

    • Sub-grade preparations
    • Fill placement and compaction
    • Excavations and dewatering
    • Protection of existing facilities
    • Drilled shaft and pipe installation


Groundwater

    • Hydrologic studies
    • Groundwater resources evaluation
    • Aquifer test
    • Groundwater geology
    • Seepage studied and cutoffs


Engineering Geology

    • Geologic studies and mapping
    • Rock anchors/slope stability
    • Escarpment studies
    • Petrographic analysis


Soil Stabilization

    • Materials testing/evaluation
    • Foundation excavation inspection
    • Groundwater control
    • Design of systems and methods


Pavements

    • Design - highways, streets, airports
    • Existing pavement evaluations
    • Sub-grade evaluations/improvements
    • Fill compaction control
    • Groundwater control


Field Exploration and Monitoring

    • Slide movements
    • Settlements - subsidence
    • Pore pressure measurements
    • Geophysical investigations
    • Pile or pier load tests


Transportation

    • Highways, streets, railroads, airports
    • Soil or rock cut slope design
    • Instrumentation and field monitoring
    • Bridge foundation design


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