Forensic Engineering

Since performing structural damage surveys at California State University Northridge (CSUN) in the months following the January 1994 Northridge earthquake, the principals at HD Geosolutions, Inc. have conducted numerous forensic geotechnical evaluations. They have investigated sources of distress to buildings and other structures, slope movements, and pavement failures and have provided reports and expert witness services for an array of clients.

HD Geosolutions, Inc. helps clients with issues that may be related to:

  • Expansive soils
  • Soft soils
  • Collapsible soils
  • Old/substandard fill
  • Drainage problems
  • Ground shaking, liquefaction, lateral spreading, seismic settlement
  • Construction problems
  • Code compliance
  • Foundation failure
  • Landslide/slope movements
  • Geologic structure
  • Expansive bedrock
  • Soil corrosivity