Deep Foundations Geotechnical Engineering


From Mississippi River bridges and skyscrapers, to power plants and sports stadiums, to large water tanks and grain bins, AET's geotechnical engineers have worked on thousands of challenging projects requiring deep foundations throughout the Upper Midwest. Sophisticated field exploration techniques such as seismic piezocone and pressuremeter testing give our geotechnical engineers advanced tools to present thorough foundation recommendations.

Our engineers are experienced in the design of driven piles and drilled shafts, as well as more cutting-edge deep foundation alternatives. In addition to calculating static load capacity, we work with the structural engineer to evaluate lateral deflections, group effects and settlement. We regularly perform wave equation analyses to evaluate pile drivability.

During pile installation, we have Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) equipment to evaluate pile load capacity and develop pile driving guidelines. Our engineers providing high strain dynamic pile foundation testing services are certified by PDCA/PDI. Some of our deep foundation services include, but are not limited to:

  • High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing (HSDPT)
  • Wave equation and signal matching analyses
  • Static load testing
  • Lateral pile deflection analysis
  • Settlement evaluation
  • Site investigation using seismic piezocone testing (SCPTu) and soil borings/rock coring

Contact us for full-service geotechnical consulting, testing, monitoring and reporting for your private or public projects.

American Council of Engineering Companies
Deep Foundations Institute
Pile Driving Contractors Association
Geo-Institute of ASCE