Geotechnical / Services

Soils Engineering

All the structures such as buildings, roads, and retaining walls are eventually supported by the ground (soil and rock). Soils, or Geotechnical, engineering involves the sampling of subsurface soils, laboratory testing of the recovered samples, analysis of the test results, and providing recommendations for different foundation options.

InTEC of San Antonio provides geotechnical support in all stages of a project, from planning to construction.

InTEC has provided geotechnical engineering services for over 20 years in Texas. Geotechnical services include:

  • Foundation analyses
  • Pavement recommendations
  • Mitigation recommendations for expansive soils
  • Stability analyses
  • Fill evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions

Subsurface Exploration
  • InTEC of San Antonio operates in-house drilling rigs
  • Soil samples are obtained from within the proposed building site
  • Number & depth of borings are determined by the project geotechnical engineer based on the proposed structures
  • The groundwater conditions are observed during exploration
  • Soil samples are obtained from the stated depth and subjected to various laboratory tests
  • Project geotechnical engineer prepares foundation recommendations
Limitations of a soils report

The soils report includes only the recommendations based on the proposed scope. Generally, environmental related analysis is not included in the soils report. The soils report is based on a limited number of borings and assumed soil conditions between the borings. The soil conditions may vary across the site.

How long does it take?

Smaller projects are routinely performed within 10 to 12 business days. The time taken can be affected by the accessibility to the site and the weather conditions.

How much does it cost?

Our costs for performing subsurface exploration and providing soils report are competetive. The cost can vary depending upon the desired turnaround time and the scope of the project. Please contact us to discuss.