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SGSI's staff has extensive experience and expertise in providing for all of your geotechnical needs.

Kaiser Prestain
Kaiser Springs, AZ
Experience by SGSI staff includes:
  • Geotechnical exploration and design of pavements, slopes, and concrete retaining wall foundations for freeways, rural state highways, and local arterials;
  • Foundation engineering for steel arch and concrete girder bridges;
  • Slope revetment design, pavement analysis, and retaining wall design for rock fall control;
  • Geotechnical exploration, design, and construction engineering of large, covered, concrete municipal water reservoirs;
  • Administration of rock excavation during both design and construction administration of the new Navajo Bridge, at historic Marble Canyon along U.S. 89A in northern Arizona;
  • Geotechnical support, including pavement and structure concept development, for highway corridor studies including rural highways and freeway interchanges;
  • Presentations to highway development professionals on the use of blasting on visually sensitive landscapes;
  • Design and design evaluation of soil nail retaining walls, cantilever lagged walls, tieback walls, and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls;
  • Rock reinforcement design, cost estimation, and field engineering for rock cuts, mines, and tunnels;
  • Materials quality control and testing, including fill, aggregates, concrete, and pavement;
  • Rock mechanics laboratory and field testing, including pressuremeter, plate bearing, and in situ direct shear tests;
  • Field geophysical testing using seismic refraction, electrical resistivity, magnetometer, and gravimeter;
  • Foundation and general geotechnical engineering for buildings including schools, residences, postal facilities, and commercial structures;
  • Consulting on underground high-level nuclear waste repositories, including shaft drilling and sealing, drift excavation, waste handling processes, waste retrievability, coupled thermal-mechanical rock mass behavior, exploration concepts, and in situ testing.
Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon, UT
Soil Nail
Soil Nail Wall



Saguaro GeoServices, Inc.   P.O. Box 44154 Tucson, AZ 85733   Phone: (520)321-4644   info@saguarogeo.com