Geotechnical Design Services

Land development often is confronted by unique geotechnical, geologic and topographic conditions requiring specialty design and construction approaches. Those conditions include steep slopes, abrupt constructed grade changes, swelling soils and bedrock, collapsible soils, deep undocumented fills, abandoned landfills, brownfield sites, groundwater, and geologic constraints such as rockfall, debris flows and unstable slopes.

Geotechnical design services and/or geotechnical engineering consultation provided to specialty contractors include:

  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) and Soil Nail retaining walls
  • Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS)
  • Rockfall mitigation
  • Ground improvement to increase bearing and reduce settlement, including dynamic compaction, aggregate piers, and geogrids
  • Soil amendment to reduce swell potential and stiffen pavement subgrades
  • Subsurface drainage, including underdrain systems for buildings and pavements, interceptor drains, and groundwater seepage management
  • Water Impoundment liner systems
  • Instrumentation for monitoring slope and building movement, and groundwater levels


Thank you again for your support on this project.  You (James Parker) and your team delivered exceptional service.

You are lucky to have an employee like Lena (Fowlkes). Her professionalism, flexibility, and can do approach to accommodate my needs were exemplary. She really went the distance to help make things happen. And her attitude/pleasant humor is hugely appreciated.

Equally up to par is field fella Chris (Newberry). He is always a pleasure to have at the site and makes it happen, no matter how we jostle around the work and call in a panic.

Look forward to more successful projects with the help of good people like you have (at Kumar).

Working at Kumar & Associates has been a great experience. The company treats its employees with the utmost respect and appreciation. The mentorship and coaching for me as a young engineer has been a blessing and has helped me grow as I work towards my P.E. The company is privately held, employee-owned, and well-established in the industry. I am thankful for the opportunity to work here and the investment that has been made in me by Kumar & Associates.