Full-Service Geotechnical Engineering Firm in Charlottesville, VA

Thorough Site Investigations Focused on Your Project’s Success

It is important to know what lies beneath new pavement and foundations before the concrete is poured. In order to avoid future settling, sinking, and cracking in your sidewalks, buildings, and roadways, have a site engineering firm to test the conditions of your site.

To find out if the location you have in mind for your construction project is stable enough to support infrastructure and new buildings, Townes Site Engineering can provide laboratory testing services. Before your development ambitions take off, our team works to make sure your site is functional.

It is important to know what lies beneath new pavement and foundations before the concrete is poured. In order to avoid future settling, sinking, and cracking in your sidewalks, buildings, and roadways, have a site engineering firm to test the conditions of your site.

At Townes, we’ll inspect your Charlottesville, VA site to look for signs of shrinking or swelling soil, shallow groundwater, and limitations on bearing capacity. Your site design and building construction needs will be assessed by one of our qualified and knowledgeable geotechnical engineers. Whether you are developing new neighborhoods, expanding businesses, or upgrading utility infrastructure, Townes can support your project from the very beginning.

In addition to our site engineering and design services, geotechnical services can be provided. This methodology aids in guaranteeing that you obtain superior assistance during the entire civil engineering process.

Quality Laboratory Testing for Soil and Materials in Charlottesville

The Townes Site Engineering lab accepts materials for testing, including soil, concrete, grout, cement, and asphalt. Our laboratory in Charlottesville is currently accredited by the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers) and satisfies ASTM E-329, which is a standard recommended inspection and testing agency for construction-related materials like concrete, aggregates, mortar, and soils.

The Corps of Engineers regularly inspects Townes to guarantee the best possible quality of work. Our lab team is involved in key industry initiatives such as the AASHTO Materials Reference Library (AMRL) for soils and the Cement and Concrete Reference Library (CCRL) for cement and aggregates.

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Our Geotechnical Capabilities in Charlottesville:

Residential Services

  • Soil Evaluation for Swelling Construction (shrink/swell analysis)
  • Footing Inspections
  • Projection Inspections
  • Wall Inspections
  • Slab Inspections
  • Plan Review/Special Design/Structural Analysis

Commercial Services

  • Subsurface Geotechnical Investigation
  • Laboratory Analysis and Engineering Reports of:
    • Boring logs
    • Soil Bearing Capacity
    • Foundation Design Recommendations
    • General Construction Recommendations

Special Inspections

  • Control Fill Placement
  • Subgrade Inspection
  • Footing/Slab Inspection
  • Masonry Inspection
  • Steel Inspection
  • EIFS Inspection
  • Material Testing
  • Nuclear density machine testing

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Testing

  • Pavement Design & Evaluation
  • Subgrade/Aggregate Inspection
  • Control Fill Testing (fill sections, utility trench backfill)
  • Bituminous Asphalt Concrete Inspection
  • Pavement Coring

Earth Retaining Structures

  • Segmental Wall design and inspection
  • Evaluation/Design recommendations for impoundment features
  • Dam construction certification
  • Stope Stability

We are proud to have been working with Townes Site Engineering since 2001. Through the years, their focus on doing what’s best for the customer has evolved our partnership such that they are truly a trusted advisor.

Ricky Core
President Markel Eagle Partners
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Be Prepared to Break Ground with Geotechnical Services

Townes Site Engineering’s soil technicians, geotechnical engineers, and laboratory scientists are available to assist you in getting ready for a safe and secure building process. Knowing exactly what your land can support is one of the safest ways to develop on it. Only plan to proceed on your construction site with professional advice from a geotechnical engineering firm.

To begin testing and sampling your land, give Townes a call.

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