Geotechnical Specialists that Understand Your Sites Geology, Every Time.
A project’s foundation is the key to its resiliency. With thousands of regional site evaluations and years of experience in the field, Summit’s geotechnical engineering team is more than ready to provide the knowledge and expertise needed to establish that foundation.
Our highly experienced geotechnical engineers, geologists, and drillers can provide comprehensive geotechnical engineering services to any project you may have, ensuring that your project has a reliable base to build upon.
Collaboration is a crucial component of our work. We consult with multi-disciplinary experts and invest in innovative tools which allow us to discover issues, address concerns, and deliver expert recommendations that ensure your project is cost-effective and secure. The success and safety of a project are critical—that’s why we work to provide evaluations that give our clients the peace of mind and assurance of safety they need so that their projects can thrive.
- Subsurface Drilling & Evaluations
- Roadway Foundation Design & Investigation
- Structure Foundation Design & Investigation
- Retaining Wall Design & Investigation
- Pavement Design Investigation
- Ground Improvement Design
- Slope Stability Analysis
- Soil Test Boring
- Strength of Subgrades
- Dam Investigation, Evaluation & Design
- Current Conditions Assessments
- Verification of Soils
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
NCDOT Complete 540 (R-2829)
The NCDOT Complete 540 project, spanning multiple counties in North Carolina (Wake and Johnston), is part of the NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The three project segments included in Complete 540 are R-2721, R-2828, and R-2829. These segments extend from the NC 55 Holly Springs Bypass to I-40 near the US 70 Clayton Bypass (Southern Wake Freeway) and then to I-495/US 64/US 264 Knightdale Bypass.
Our Geotechnical Engineering team has provided services for the R-2829 segment of this project. Our team’s work included a preliminary geotechnical field investigation and inventory reports for 13 miles of the proposed NC 540 alignment. This geotechnical field investigation and inventory reporting also included eight associated bridge structures. The geotechnical services that we provided went from I-540 to Quarry Road, east of Garner, North Carolina.
Our Team’s Geotechnical Engineering Experience
With thousands of previous evaluations conducted, you can rely on Summit to provide thorough, accurate evaluations of your site. We maintain three in-house drill rigs and a dedicated team of specialists, all so that we can provide the experts and tools you need to get your project off the ground.
We can mobilize a professional team anywhere in the region, bringing your project the specialized tools and expertise most appropriate for your project’s site and goals. Our accessibility will be your asset.
We also maintain a state-of-the-art AASHTO and CCRL-certified testing lab. Soil is our forte; we can uncover anything and everything you need to understand your project’s job site.
Combined Years of Geotechnical Engineering Experience
Combined Years of Drilling Experience
We possess the technology to support any or all of the projects the County needs. Our Geotechnical Department has three individual rigs and teams ready to mobilize, as well as the following equipment to use at your request:
- Drilling Rig (CME 450)
- Drilling Rig (CME 550x)
- Drilling Rig (D-50)
- Hollow stem drilling equipment
- Mud-rotary drilling
- Rock coring
- Shelby tubes
- Boring hole plugs and grouts