BHATE Geosciences offers a broad range of geotechnical engineering services to meet requirements of simple to complex design and construction for projects in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and across the South.  Our professional engineers and licensed geologists with long tenure at our firm are known for providing cost-effective, practical and insightful engineering solutions and take a team approach to problem solving.  We view geotechnical engineering as much of an art as we do a science.


    • Geophysics surveys
    • Geological hazard mapping, sinkholes & underground mines
    • Preliminary subsurface exploration
    • Site suitability evaluation and project feasibility studies
    • Subsurface photography/videography using borehole camera
    • Geologic mapping
    • Geologic assessments

Piles - Meridian at the Port, Mobile AL


Geotechnical Observation


  • Geotechnical investigations/subsurface exploration
  • Geotechnical hazard assessment
  • Earth dam and levee design
  • Embankment stability analysis
  • Failure investigation
  • Excavation support for walls & tunnels
  • Fill material evaluation
  • Foundation engineering
  • Machine foundation analysis
  • Pavement evaluation and design
  • Pile design/drilled shafts
  • Reinforced slope design
  • Sinkhole remediation
  • Specification preparation and review
  • Tunnel and shaft analysis
  • Underground mine remediation


  • Earthwork monitoring
  • Construction dewatering evaluation
  • Deep/shallow foundation installation monitoring
  • Deep foundation load tests
  • Foundation integrity testing
  • Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring
  • Pile driving analysis (PDA)
  • Review of excavation bracing
  • Subsurface photography/videography using borehole cameras
  • Tie-back and anchorage systems

Geotechnical Engineering

We find the best geotechnical engineering solution for you - delivered on time, within budget and at a competitive price. Our clients recognize that value is not just about having the lowest price, but the experience, knowledge, solutions and relationships that BHATE provides to them.