​Geological Hazard and Suitability Reports

Our team of trained and experienced engineers and scientists are skilled and thorough in producing geological hazard and suitability reports for our clients. Following a consistent guideline, we detail the necessary site-specific information to make informed decisions during the construction process, guaranteeing public safety:

  • Basic Information: Project Description, Location, Purpose, Scope
  • Basic Data: Regional Setting
  • Evaluation Techniques
  • Geologic Descriptions
  • Geologic Interpretation
  • Recommendations
  • Geotechnical Exploration Techniques

Our engineers do thorough work in evaluating a site, utilizing a variety of geotechnical exploration techniques. These Evaluation Techniques include Topographic Mapping, Geologic Mapping, and Remote-Sensing Images to capture an accurate visual of the geologic environment at the site in question. Drill-Hole Data informs soil type, degree of saturation, and geologic layers. Combined with Test Pits and Trenches, this soil data is collected and tested by field and laboratory tests to document soil type, moisture content, plasticity indexes, density, and other crucial data to predict soil stability.

Geologic Descriptions

The Geologic Descriptions we look for in Colorado capture the various soil phenomena known across our state. We evaluate the depth, strength, and kind of bedrock present at the site, remaining alert for high water tables, karst, and fatty, swelling clays. We note surficial deposits and geomorphic features, some of which may be historic or man-made. The structural features we note include faults and joints, slickensides, and other sporadic items that may be detrimental to structural integrity. We explore ground water levels for risk of water intrusion or the over-saturation of soils and document surface water boundaries, 100 year flood levels, and mineral deposits.

Geologic Interpretation and Recommendations

Our state contains a variety of risks to construction sites and so we provide detailed maps of any landslides, rockfall, debris flows, mudflows, avalanches, radioactivity, slope instability, expansive geologic material, hydrocompaction, erosion, siltation, shallow bedrock, and soil creep. We also create maps of earthquake hazards, the possibility and location of surface rupture, duration and degree of ground displacement and motion. This seismic evaluation includes possible deformations following tectonic activity and secondary hazards that result, including fires, liquefaction, landslides, flooding, rockfall, and flows of mud or debris. Manmade disturbances are factored in to the overall seismic hazards.

From our maps to our raw soil data, we can identify potential site-specific hazards for the proposed land use. Our recommendations provide information for grading, waste disposal, and other planning techniques. Our professional reports provide detailed suggestions for how to mitigate potential hazards and create a safe environment at the construction site through mitigation plans. We are committed to long-term stability quality project performance, public safety, and compatibility with land use laws. Contact Jesik Consulting for more information.

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