Soil engineering expert witnesses, also known as geotechnical engineering expert witnesses, have an important role for lawsuits related to constructions. In terms of construction project, the soil engineering or geotechnical engineering field is responsible for studying and analyzing the soil before foundations are established for a new engineering project. The soil can have a significant impact on the structural safety and design of a construction site, so an issue with soil engineering can lead to damage and/or defects that can in turn become grounds for a potential lawsuit.
Soil engineers are responsible for preventing ground-related problems, such as erosion, landslides, soil collapse, mudflows, moisture intrusion, earthquakes, and other environmental hazards that might cause damage to a structural project. In addition to residential or commercial buildings, soil engineering must be utilized for other civil structures, including roads, bridges, swimming pools, and parking lots. Those in the field determine the amount of drainage, wall coatings, and other procedures necessary for safe construction and engineering regarding structural projects.
Like other construction or engineering-related lawsuits, cases involved with soil engineers concern structural damage or defects caused by an issue with the ground. If a building is not properly protected against naturally occurring elements, or the ground-level foundations prove unstable, a soil engineer is often utilized to evaluate and find the source of the problem.
The work performed by soil engineers can affect an entire civil engineering project. ForensisGroup has over twenty years experience recruiting only the best engineering experts. Submit An Expert Request Form or call us today for more information on hiring the best soil engineer expert witness for your litigation.