Failure Analysis

Understanding the loading conditions, material interactions, and physical mechanisms contributing to poor performance or failure of an engineered structure or earth material system is essential in determining possible causes and in designing effective alternatives for mitigation. Our company has been retained to provide expert witness testimony, field investigations, and laboratory testing on a number of geotechnical and earthwork projects including:

  • Earth and rock slope evaluations of failures
  • Foundation and retaining wall performance problems
  • Swelling soils and bedrock evaluations
  • Settling and collapsing soils
  • Groundwater seepage problems
  • Soil erosion and piping problems
  • Embankment dam failure