Complete Geotechnical Services in Henrico, VA

Henrico Laboratory Offering Professional Testing for Materials and Soils

We accept a variety of materials for thorough testing, including soil, concrete, grout, cement, and asphalt. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has accredited our laboratory in Henrico, and it complies with ASTM E-329 standards, which are advised for construction inspection and testing organizations.

The Corps of Engineers inspects Townes on a regular basis to ensure the highest standards of quality are maintained. Our lab team is involved in industry-leading initiatives such as the AASHTO Materials Reference Library (AMRL) for soils and the Cement and Concrete Reference Library (CCRL) for cement and aggregates.

For accurate and dependable geotechnical testing services in Henrico, VA, Townes Site Engineering is a trustworthy partner for your construction planning.

Richmond Laboratory Providing Expert Soil and Materials Testing

You can submit materials such as soil, concrete, grout, cement and asphalt to the Townes Site lab for testing.

Our Richmond laboratory is currently accredited by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and also meets the ASTM E-329 “Standard Recommended Inspection and Testing Agencies for Concrete, Aggregates, Mortar and Soils” used in construction.

Townes is inspected by the Corps of Engineers on a regular basis to ensure the highest quality work possible. Our lab team participates in industry-leading programs such as the Cement and Concrete Reference Library (CCRL) for cement and aggregates and the AASHTO Materials Reference Library (AMRL) for soils.


Our Geotechnical Capabilities:

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

Be Prepared with Geotechnical Services in Henrico, VA

Rely on the geotechnical engineers, soil technicians, and laboratory scientists at Townes Site Engineering to help ensure a safe and orderly construction process.

Seeking expert geotechnical advice is crucial if you want to take your building project safely beyond the planning stage. It is essential to know how much weight your land can support as well as the best ways to build.

Our knowledge and expertise in geotechnical services will help ensure that your next construction project has a strong foundation.

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