soils engineer

soils engineer

A licensed professional who is responsible for determining the soil's load-bearing capacity,sizes and depths of footings,groundwater levels,presence of any contaminants,and advice regarding fill and compaction preparatory to construction.Also called a geotechnical engineer.

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With all the twisted concrete, there was no stable soil, so we had to redesign the building and the excavation and bring in a soils engineer.
The soils engineer specified that the grindings be twice the thickness of the base course.
Specific information regarding the suitability of site soils can be obtained from a soil survey book, soil conservation service, or for critical areas, from a soils engineer.
Some of the systems can be used to construct much taller retaining walls, but they require more complex techniques and prior consultation with a soils engineer and local building department.
Consult a local soils engineer to find out the necessary depth and degree of wetting.
If the depth of unsuitable soils exceeds 24 inches, a soils engineer should be consulted to recommend a solution.
Lee Randolph worked as a construction inspector and soils engineer.
Such severe conditions would require the services of a soils engineer to establish the design pressure.
But know that the Consulting Engineers Association of California lists more than 200 distinct types of engineers, from a general problem analyzer like a civil engineer to a specialist like a soils engineer.
The home builder should have his soils engineer determine the yard's ability to support a pool as part of the overall soil report.
Even as the project team was inspecting other facilities, a soils engineer was determining whether or not piles would be necessary for the foundation.