GEOTECHNICAL

Geotechnical Engineering should be at the forefront of every construction project. The design considerations, whether structural, civil or utility oriented, greatly depend on the subsurface soil’s structural capacity and composition. Without detailed information about the subsurface, provided by a geotechnical engineer, the project could potentially run into numerous construction related problems that could lead to higher project costs. H&P’s Geotechnical Engineering Department utilizes a state-of-the-art track drill rig to provide drilling services and subsurface investigations.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

GEOTECHNICAL / LABORATORY TEST FOR

Shallow & Deep Foundation Design Recommendations
Slope Stability Analysis & Embankment Failure Remediation Plans
Retaining Wall Design & Lateral Earth Pressure Recommendations
Pavement Design
Shrink/Swell Soils Testing & Evaluation
Soil & Rock Subsurface & Exploratory Investigations
Resistivity Testing
Dam Evaluations

EQUIPMENT

CME-55 Drill Rig (Track)
CME-45C Rotary Drill Rig
International Truck & Trailer
Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
Hand Augers

SOILS / CONCRETE TESTING LAB

AMRL & CCRL Certified
Atterberg Limits
CBR Tests
Concrete Testing
Direct Shear Testing
Expansive Soils Testing
Particle Grain Size Sieve Analysis
Hydraulic Conductivity
Proctors
Unconfined Compressive Strength

Projects

Experienced Team

Ken Meritt, PG, PE

Ken Meritt, PG, PE

Vice President: Director of Geotechnical and Materials Testing

Ken has a variety of experience in the geotechnical, environmental, and construction fields. He has extensive experience in subsurface drilling investigations, earthwork evaluation and suitability studies.

Chuck Newman, PE

Chuck Newman, PE

Geotechnical Engineer - Blacksburg

Chuck has been involved in the design and construction of a wide variety of geotechnical projects including infrastructure, land development, and vertical construction. Mr. Newman’s primary areas of expertise include ground improvement, shallow/deep foundations, chemical modification of soil, and geotechnical remediation. 

 

Why H&P?

First, we listen. By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.

Then, we get to work.

 

 

H&P Why!

We care deeply about the communities and partners that we serve.

 

 

Why H&P?

First, we listen. By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.

Then, we get to work.

 

 

H&P Why!

We care deeply about the communities and partners that we serve.