Geotechnical engineer for soils report references in the Los Angeles area?

tomas21

Active member
Jan 24, 2020
35
Southern California
Anyone in the greater Los Angeles area that has references for a geotechnical engineer to do a soil test, analysis, report in the Los Angeles area.

There is a slight chance we may need to get a soils report and I want to start pricing out references just in case given the cost I heard can be high.
 
Last edited:

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
22,078
How old is the house?

Check with the home builder.

Check with the local building inspector.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
22,078
Are you on a slope?

Do you have some reason to suspect that the soil might sink or expand or have some sort of other issue?

Is the soil original or backfilled?

Does the house have any foundation issues like sinking etc.?

If yes, was there a repair done?

Foundation repair companies will usually have a geotechnical engineer on staff or available for consultation.

What is the local water table?

How much do you expect to spend on the entire project including decking etc.?

You can get estimates from local builders. They would be familiar with the area and they can advise if they recommend any remedial or precautionary measures for your site.

Your best bet if you suspect any potential issues is to hire a geotechnical engineer to do a soil test, analysis, report and recommendations.
 

tomas21

Active member
Jan 24, 2020
35
Southern California
Are you on a slope?

Do you have some reason to suspect that the soil might sink or expand or have some sort of other issue?

Is the soil original or backfilled?

Does the house have any foundation issues like sinking etc.?

If yes, was there a repair done?

Foundation repair companies will usually have a geotechnical engineer on staff or available for consultation.

What is the local water table?

How much do you expect to spend on the entire project including decking etc.?

You can get estimates from local builders. They would be familiar with the area and they can advise if they recommend any remedial or precautionary measures for your site.

Your best bet if you suspect any potential issues is to hire a geotechnical engineer to do a soil test, analysis, report and recommendations.
Thanks James.. yes I am looking for geotechnical engineer referrals to do a soil test, analysis, report in the Los Angeles area.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JamesW
Thread Status
Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.