Soils And Foundation Inspection San Diego
What it is: Soils regarding construction are the earth materials used for fill in achieving the desired elevation for building structures.
What it does: Keeps the building or structure underside supported or interlocked above the bedrock into a known and calculated area of moisture conditioned, processed and compacted earth material.
What we do: We provide CA registered engineer design professional preliminary soils investigations and recommendations for foundation design. Draw plans and resolve infrastructure issues and fault studies. Also, retaining wall design including soil backfill, special inspection for rebar steel, concrete sampling, and testing.
Provide soil technicians for observation, documentation, testing of fill placement and compaction.
Foundation inspections are often requested by owners, developers and contractors for footing bottom verification of firm support. Metzger Testing & Inspection evaluates foundation subgrade conditions. When necessary recommendations regarding over-excavation and subsequent backfill with engineered structural fill may be provided if poor subgrade soils are encountered or if foundations are constructed during wet weather conditions.
Geotechnical engineers are often contracted to evaluate the ability of subsurface soils to support in-ground disposal of storm water via infiltration. Penetration analysis typically consists of exploratory site evaluation, in situ permeability testing and laboratory analysis of soil samples collected from relevant building site conditions. Results of in situ permeability testing, laboratory analysis and recommendations are presented in a concise engineering report.