Geotechnical Engineering

Northern Technologies, LLC (NTI) develops geotechnical exploration programs in support of each client’s project. We know that what’s below the surface can be as crucial and complex as the structure it supports.

Our team approach to geotechnical engineering extends beyond simply providing engineering data. We educate our clients about the risks and benefits of the engineering recommendations we make. NTI listens to you and develops a program of services to meet your needs. We recommend practical and economical solutions while considering established and innovative technology.

When conditions are uncovered that differ from those anticipated, our staff provides the necessary evaluation and recommendations for revisions. From design through construction, NTI engineers and technicians test, analyze, monitor and observe to help you achieve a successful project.


  • Subsurface exploration
  • Laboratory testing of soil, including routine tests, unconfined compressive strengths, tests and swell tests.
  • Review of soil reports and foundation design.
  • Consultation of foundation and earthwork.
  • Pressure meter testing and engineering.
  • Analysis and recommendations for special foundations, including dynamic compaction, vibroflotation, caissons and piles.
  • Analysis and recommendations for foundation soil conditions such as existing fill, and organic soils.
  • Monitoring of pile installation and pile load testing.
  • Caisson inspection.
  • Feasibility and constructability studies.

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