DHLA’s engineering staff has a broad range of experience with the analysis of the complex geotechnical problems that can arise with the construction of new facilities or the repair of existing structures that have been damaged.

Following is a list of just some of the challenging issues that DHLA’s engineering department has dealt with:

  • Compressible or collapsible soils
  • Expansive soils and bedrock heave
  • Natural and graded slope stability
  • Liquefaction
  • Erosion
  • Earthquake ground motion
  • Retaining wall stability
  • Groundwater
  • Ground vibrations due to construction or blasting

Our engineers are committed to providing the best solutions to these issues with designs that are both functional and cost effective for our clients. 

Our design capabilities include the following:

  • Shallow foundations
  • Deep foundations
  • Soil nails
  • Retaining walls & seawalls
  • Tie back anchors
  • Injection grouting
  • Corrective grading for slope stability
  • Dewatering systems

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