Geotechnical Engineering

Slope stabilization

GEMTEC Limited began primarily as a geotechnical engineering firm and this remains the core strength of our company.

We provide geotechnical engineering services throughout Atlantic Canada. Our geotechnical group has evaluated foundation conditions for many projects including commercial and industrial buildings, dams, pipelines, highway bridges, railways, power plants, industrial plants, mines, liquid and solid waste facilities etc.

Our Expertise

  • Site Investigations
  • Foundation Design
  • Slope Stability Assessments
  • Excavation and Earthworks
  • Dams and Retaining Structures
Plate load testing
  • Marine Geotechnics
  • Waste Geotechnics
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Pile Driving Analysis and Inspection
  • Geophysical Site Surveys
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
  • Rock Anchor Capacity
  • Quarry Assessment
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Landfill Design

Our Equipment

CPT equipment

GEMTEC uses state-of-the-art geotechnical testing equipment.

  • Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA)
  • SPT / Mini Pile Analyzer
  • Seismic Cone Penetration Test (SCPTu)
  • Borros Piston Sampler (High Quality Soil Samples)
  • Plate Load Testing Equipment
  • Tri-Axial (Drained and Undrained with Pore Pressure Measurements)
  • Consolidation Equipment
  • Direct Simple Shear
  • Four-Pin Wenner Soil Resistivity Test
Pile testing