Founded in 1998, Alpha Geotechnical and Testing Services, Inc. provides full service geotechnical solutions throughout north Florida and south Georgia. We have conducted various geotechnical and environmental studies as well as materials testing activities on more than 4,000 projects to date. These services include subsurface explorations and evaluations for commercial and residential properties, environmental studies relating to property transactions, construction materials testing, and professional testimony in courts of law.
Why Choose Alpha Geotechnical
All Testing in Accordance with ASTM Standards
We strive to deliver the highest level of quality on every project, big or small. Alpha Geotechnical maintains this reputation for excellence by performing every test in accordance with ASTM, AASHTO, and Florida Methods standards. We find that bringing this extra level of care ensures that our clients are provided with the most detailed and accurate information possible, thus enabling them soundness of mind knowing their foundation and construction materials are strong and durable.
Proven and Trusted Experience
Since our founding in 1998, the Alpha Geotechnical team has maintained a reputation of honesty, integrity and innovation. It is our mission to consistently exceed client expectations by providing precise and reliable geotechnical solutions with rapid turnaround and excellent customer service. Our multi-disciplinary team is committed to doing outstanding work every time so that we can build longstanding relationships with our customers and contribute to our local community.
Commitment to Safety
Whether in the office, the laboratory or working on a busy construction site, we take every precaution to make safety a priority. Our safety initiatives focus on mitigating potential risk and promoting work that is conducted in a responsible manner and exceeds health and safety standards. Our employees receive regular crisis and emergency management training and achieve all certifications necessary to meet industry standards as well as unique project specifications.
Locally Owned and Operated
With decades of experience navigating the geology and geomorphology of our local soils, our team is uniquely qualified to diagnose the subsurface conditions in the southeast that can so often lead to catastrophic foundation failure. Our skills and extensive experience in the region allow us to serve our clients across a variety of market sectors while also establishing longstanding trust-based relationships with them.
Why Test Soil
Soils can vary dramatically in support strength and composition across all areas of a building plan. In the regions surrounding south Georgia and north Florida, soil borings frequently reveal expansive fat clay soils (locally referred to as “pipe clay”) that shrink and swell in periods of drought or heavy rainfall. These soils can result in long-term structural settlement if not taken into account during foundation design, which is why most building permits require soil borings certified by a geotechnical engineer.