shallow-foundations

Shallow Foundations

Shallow Foundations

Shallow foundations for structures usually consist of reinforced concrete slabs (mats), continuous strip footings or spread footings.

Geotech: Shallow Foundations

What Do Shallow Foundations Consist Of?

Shallow foundations for structures usually consist of reinforced concrete slabs (mats), continuous strip footings or spread footings. These footings may support a house, factory, a wall, or even a piece of machinery. As a geotechnical consultant, often for a primary Civil Engineering contractor, MEG provides the design engineers with a geotechnical engineering report with recommendations to complete a cost-effective foundation to support the design structures and/or loading requirements, including:

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  • Site Reconnaissance (site visit, inspection, meeting with designer)
  • Research (historical aerials, soil surveys, geologic maps)
  • SPT and Hand Auger Borings (using only MEG employees)
  • Laboratory Testing of undisturbed and disturbed soil samples (in our MEG lab)
  • Deleterious Soil Analysis (clays, organics, buried debris)
  • Foundation Design (sizing, soil parameters and construction recommendations)
  • MEG also has experience in alternative solutions, such as geofoam and construction over waste phosphatic clays (remnants of phosphate mining operations).
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MEG takes pride in completing projects on-time and within the requested budget while providing the highest quality of data gathering, efficient design and professionalism throughout the project. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff includes a Project Manager to work with you directly to assure you obtain precisely the results you need to keep the project on schedule and on budget. Field crews are often available within days of initiating a contract. Allow us to demonstrate how MEG can be your turnkey solution for foundation design.

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