Geotechnical Engineering Services in Hanover, VA

Essential Site Services for New Construction

Townes Site Engineering offers laboratory testing services to determine whether the site you have in mind for your development project is stable enough to sustain new buildings and infrastructure. Our team of site engineers work to ensure your Hanover, VA property is sound before you start construction.

Checking your site’s conditions to prevent future settling, sinking, and cracking in sidewalks, structures, and roads is critical. Upon inspection, our team of experts will search for evidence of shallow groundwater, shrinking or swelling soil, and constraints on bearing ability. By knowing what will be under your future building, you can prevent future construction disasters.

Having your site’s results interpreted by an experienced geotechnical engineer will help determine your site design and building construction requirements. Townes considers the specific goals of each project, whether it is creating new neighborhoods, growing businesses, or modernizing utility infrastructure, to provide the best site engineering advice.

At Townes, we offer geotechnical services in addition to our other site engineering and design services. Our goal is to provide you with excellent advice throughout the entire civil engineering process.

Thorough Laboratory Testing for Soil and Materials in Hanover

Soil, concrete, grout, cement, and asphalt can all be tested in the Townes Site lab. As a standard suggested inspection and testing agency for construction-related materials like concrete, aggregates, mortar, and soils, ASTM E-329 is now satisfied by our laboratory in Hanover, which is accredited by the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers).

To ensure the highest caliber of work, Townes is subject to routine inspections by the Corps of Engineers. Important industry projects like the Cement and Concrete Reference Library (CCRL) for aggregates and cement, and the AASHTO Materials Reference Library (AMRL) for soils, are supported by our lab staff.


Our Geotechnical Capabilities in Hanover:

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

Geotechnical Services Help You Prepare for Construction

The soil technicians, geotechnical engineers, and laboratory scientists at Townes Site Engineering can help you prepare for a safe and successful building process. One of the safest ways to develop on your land is to know exactly what it can support. Plan to move forward on your building site only after consulting a geotechnical engineering firm for expert advice.

Give Townes a call to start sampling and testing your land today.

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