soil engineering reports

Soil Engineering Reports: Why You Need Them and How They Work

Also known as soils reports and geotechnical investigations, soil engineering reports are investigations undertaken by geotechnical engineers to discover the properties of soil and earthworks at a proposed or existing building site. These geotechnical soils reports help developers understand the status of the ground where they plan to build structures, and they also help contractors…

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What Is Farming Carbon Capture?

In recent years, discussions surrounding climate change have focused on agriculture, and animal agriculture in particular. The amount of methane emitted from livestock accounts for a significant percentage of the overall carbon emission volume. Since the advent of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO), this problem has intensified — beef raising operations alone count for half…

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Is California Still In A Drought? (April 2019)

Is California still in a drought? That’s what many Californians are wondering after a winter of storms, snow and heavy rain. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor–a partnership that consolidates drought data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Drought Mitigation Center and dozens of weather agencies–no area in California is currently experiencing…

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Storms Bring Mudslides, Home Damage To California

As witnessed by the recent weather events of scorching wildfires and damaging rain, mudslides are a very real and present danger to California residents. Heavy winter storms that produced record rain and snowfall have triggered massive amounts of debris flows. Rain saturated soil eroded in northern and southern California areas hardest hit by recent wildfires.…

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What Is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical engineering plays an enormously important role in the building of any structure. The soil and rock the building sits atop will form the all-important foundation, and needs to be solid enough to support whatever is being built upon it. Without a proper foundation, a building could soon collapse and cause catastrophic damage or loss…