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distress investigation

DESERT SOILS GEOTECHNICAL, INC. provides distress investigation which typically involves a review of construction documents, including soils reports and building and grading plans; review of geologic maps and reports; review of aerial photographs; exterior and interior documentation of distress; manometer surveys of building slabs; subsurface exploration; laboratory testing; data analysis; formulation of repair recommendations; and report preparation.

Typically, our services are retained to investigate earth movement and other problems that may occur, such as:

  • Cracked slabs and foundations
  • Soil settlement
  • Expansive soils
  • Retaining wall failure
  • Concrete corrosion
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Landslide and slope movement
  • Pavement distress
  • Erosion