Construction Inspection, Materials Testing and Special Inspection

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

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