Geotechnical Engineering Services

The "mtc Difference"

Spanning over five decades, our team of geotechnical engineers is experienced in a wide variety of projects. These projects incorporate transportation infrastructure including roadways and bridges for both MDOT and local agencies, multi-span bridges, high-rise buildings, power plants, hydroelectric facilities, water and wastewater treatment facilities, underground infrastructure, industrial developments, retail centers, electric substations, and the full range of commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental and residential development.

The geotechnical profession requires accurate information on which design recommendations are based. As such, we require that visual soil classification on boring logs be by an experienced geotechnical engineering professional. When our engineers evaluate subsurface conditions and formulate recommendations, we can do so with confidence in the laboratory and field investigation information. While interacting with key team members, we understand important aspects of our projects and provide risk-based alternatives. Because of our involved approach, we are seldom “low bid” yet are frequently “best value,” providing services with value that exceed cost by many times.

Build With Confidence

We understand the earth is critical and complex, just like the structures that it supports. We know subsurface conditions can significantly impact your project’s design, budget, and schedule.  Our unique approach of field engineering reconnaissance and test drilling observation provides a high degree of confidence that subsurface anomolies are caught on the front end of a project.  This gives our project partners better preparation at the time of construction.

Our engineers provide innovative solutions and cost saving recommendations for your project with our extensive experience and proven results.  Geotechnical engineering analysis and foundation studies determine what impact the new project being constructed may have on nearby buildings and infrastructure.  We achieve ”value-added” benefits that prevent expensive, unforeseen conditions at the time of construction.

Soils testing and other geotechnical services

We know that soil conditions may vary substantially over a limited geographic area. It’s not enough to be experienced in the field; you need knowledge of the local and regional geology and proven experience with the latest foundation and specialty geotechnical construction technologies. With our experience spanning over five decades across the Great Lakes Region, MTC delivers a unique combination of geotechnical services and expertise including our own drilling services provided by MATECO Drilling Company. In addition, our in-house laboratories can provide accurate and timely soils testing.

From subsurface exploration to geological studies and design recommendations, MTC provides a broad spectrum of geotechnical engineering services including:

Geothechnical Engineering Analysis & Design

  • Foundation Studies
  • AASHTO LRFD Design
  • Soil Dynamic Evaluations
  • Solution Activity 
  • Micropile Design with LMG
  • Earth Retention Systems 
  • Soil Improvement Techniques
  • Pavement Design & Rehabilitation
  • Slope Stability Evaluations
  • Groundwater/Hydrogeologic Studies
  • Trenchless Technologies
  • Gravel Evaluations
  • Bulkheads and Shoreline Structures
  • Tunnels and Shafts
  • Dam Safety Evaluations
  • Implementation of Geosynthetics

investigations and specialty testing

  • Pressuremeter Testing (MPT)
  • Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT)
  • Vane Shear Testing (VST)
  • Pitcher Sampling
  • Slope Inclinometer
  • Membrane Interface Probe (MIP)
  • Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT)
  •  Probex Rock Pressuremeter
  • Earth Resistivity Testing
  • Flat Plate Dilatometer

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