Diagnostic and Due Diligence Site Consultations
A popular service is the diagnostic or prior-to-purchase site evaluation, whereby a geotechnical or environmental expert performs research of a subject site followed by an onsite consultation. This service is typically requested by potential buyers of properties where geotechnical-related distresses or environmental releases have been suspected. Whether a geologist or engineer performs this service depends on the site location, project type and other factors. The site walk is usually followed by a professional opinion report, and in some cases, a more comprehensive investigation involving sampling and testing of earth materials.