Geotechnical Exploration

QTE explores below the surface of your potential site to arm your design professionals with the necessary data to provide you with the Quality foundation you deserve for the lifetime of your project. QTE is flexible enough to work with you to generate as much data as your budget will allow. Our field staff has the experience and certifications to carry your project beyond the design phase, through construction and into the building you ultimately require.

  • Subsurface Exploration
    • Traditional Drill Rig
    • Rotary Air Drill
    • Test Pits
  • Laboratory Geotechnical Testing
    • Triaxial Compression
    • Permeability
    • Shear Strength
    • Soil Density
    • Atterberg Limits
    • Unconfined Compression
    • Swell Pressure
    • Consolidation
    • Resistivity
    • Grain Size Distributions
    • Proctor Compaction Tests
  • Site Development Recommendations
    • Shallow Foundations
    • Auger Cast Piles
    • Drilled Piers
    • Rammed Aggregate Piers
    • Seismic Design Considerations
    • Settlement Potential
    • Shrink/Swell Potential
    • Mine Subsidence Potential
    • Influence of groundwater on the design and construction
    • Suitability of on-site soils for use in structural fill
    • Engineering criteria for placement of structural fill
    • Pavement subgrade recommendations
    • Suggested construction monitoring program for foundation construction
  • Construction Monitoring
    • Foundation observation
    • Controlled engineering fill density testing
    • Settlement monitoring
    • Soil stabilization recommendation and monitoring