Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. offers some of the most complete and comprehensive Geotechnical Engineering services. Our expertise includes transportation infrastructure, foundation investigations for industrial and commercial buildings, towers, landfill permits, design of earth dams in addition to experience in auger cast and H pile designs. We have conducted geotechnical investigations throughout the Midwest and Southeast, and have been exposed to a wide range of geologic settings with a variety of subsurface conditions and problems to be solved.

Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. maintains a full-service soils and construction materials testing laboratory accredited by AMRL/AASHTO R18 and validated by the USACE.  Our laboratory staff are able to meet deadlines and develop new test methods based on the needs of our clients.

In addition, our geotechnical engineering team consists of licensed professional engineers, and a full-time technical staff solely devoted to drilling services and geotechnical reporting.

Geotechnical Engineering Services:

  • Shallow & Deep Foundation Analysis
  • Earth Retention Services (Retaining Walls, Excavation Bracing, Segmented Retaining Walls, Soil Nailing, etc.)
  • Investigations & Earthwork Recommendations
  • Highway & Bridge Studies
  • Industrial Plant Facilities
  • Waterfront Structures (Docks, Cofferdams, Dolphins, etc.)
  • Slope Stability Analysis & Remediation Design
  • Site-Specific Seismic Response Analysis
  • Mine Subsidence Risk Assessment and Remediation
  • Geophysics

Laboratory Soils Testing Services:

  • Index testing and textural classification
  • Grain size analysis
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Consolidation testing
  • Swell Testing
  • Hyrdometer Testing
  • Shrinkage Limit
  • Specific Gravity
  • Standard Proctor
  • Modified Proctor
  • Resistivity
  • PH
  • Expansion Index of Soils
  • Unconfined compressive strength testing
  • Triaxial strength testing (UU, CU)
  • Direct shear testing
  • Flexible- and rigid-wall hydraulic conductivity
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Compressive Strength of Rock
  • Splitting Tensile Strength of Rock

Drilling Services:

  • Drill Rigs –
    • Diedrich D50 mounted on Morooka MST800
    • Track Mounted CME 45
  • Hollow Stem Auger
  • Mud Rotary
  • Split Spoon Sampling
  • Undisturbed Sampling
  • Rock Coring


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