Geotechnical Engineering • Storm Water Management • Engineering Geology • Construction Inspection • Materials Testing

Construction Inspection, Materials Testing and Special Inspection

Hillside Development Foundations and Erosion Control

Hillside Development Foundations and Erosion Control

SFB engineers and certified engineering technicians provide Construction Inspection and Testing services for the following geotechnical engineering projects and operations:

  • Mass Grading Operations – Placement and Compaction of Fills
  • Removal and Replacement of Unsuitable Materials
  • Ground Improvement Technologies
  • Utility Trench Backfill Operations
  • Retaining Wall Construction – Drainage and Backfill
  • Foundation Construction
  • Roadway Construction
  • Slope and Landside Repairs
  • Subdrainage Installation
  • Deep Foundation Systems
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring of Slopes and Excavations
  • Vibration Monitoring for Pile Driving and Rock Blasting
  • Excavations and Shoring
  • Earthen Buttresses
  • Reinforced Earth Systems and Geo-Grid Installation
  • Keystone Wall Construction

Pier Drilling Inspection

Pier Drilling Inspection

SFB’s certified Special Inspectors provide Materials Testing and Special Inspection services for the following materials and activities:

  • Concrete, Concrete Mixes and Trial Batches
  • Soil-Cement Mixtures including Controlled Density Fill (CDF) and Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM)
  • Post-Tensioned Concrete
  • Cast-In-Place Concrete
  • Structural Masonry Walls (CMU)
  • Shotcrete
  • Anchor Bolts and Hold-Downs
  • Expansion Bolts
  • Pre-Cast and Pre-Stress Pile Fabrication
  • Structural Welding Inspections
  • Concrete Batch Plant Inspections
  • Waterproofing
  • Asphalt Concrete
  • Soil Chemical Admixtures and Special Applications
With over twelve full-time engineering technicians located throughout the greater Bay Area, Sacramento, Central Valley and Monterey Peninsula, SFB is able to staff construction projects efficiently and respond quickly.

  • Geotechnical Laboratory Testing – soil index and property testing
  • Construction Materials Testing – material qualification and compliance testing
  • Custom Mixture Design for Soil-Cement Fills and Special Admixtures
  • Compressive Strength Testing for Soil-Cement Materials