Geotechnical Engineering

Another area of FDAE’s expertise is geotechnical engineering. FDAE is proud of our state-of-the-art geotechnical laboratory and our team of experts in this field. From a small construction job to a multi-million-dollar project, FDAE can handle all of your geotechnical needs.

FDAE’s team has vast experience in the geotechnical analysis and design of buildings, bridges, embankments, retaining-walls, flood reservoirs, roadways, tunnels, dams, and landfills.

Some of our capabilities are:


  • Shallow Foundations
  • Deep Foundations (driven piles, drilled shafts, and auger cast piles)
  • Bearing Capacity Analysis
  • Slope Stability Analysis of Earth Structures
  • Settlement/Consolidation Analysis
  • Ground Improvement
  • Earth Retaining Structures (sheet pile, bulkhead, and cantilever walls)
  • Pavement and Slab Recommendations

Subsurface Investigations

  • Shelby Tube (Undisturbed) and Split Spoon Sampling
  • Direct Push Sampling (GeoProbe)
  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)
  • Soil Electrical Conductivity Profiling (Soil EC).
  • Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT).

Instrumentation and Monitoring

  • Settlement Monitoring
  • Monitoring Wells
  • Piezometers
  • Slope Inclinometers
  • Dewatering Wells
  • Video Camera Inspection of Wells and Pipes
  • Vibrating Wire Transducers (VWT)
  • Gamma Wireline Logging
  • Infiltration Gallery Installation


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified

Small Business (Hudson Initiative) Certified

Small and Emerging Business Development (SEBD) Program Certified

ACEC of Louisiana

LELAP Accredited Lab

AASHTO Accredited Lab

CCRL Participant

USACE Validated Lab

Licensed to practice engineering in Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Contact us

10995 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816