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Xman, Home Buyer in La Jolla, CA

Can anyone recommend a professional soils engineer for geo tests?

Asked by Xman, La Jolla, CA Tue Jan 31, 2012

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John Arendsen’s answer
Oops! The website below the Soils engineer's contact info is not affiliated with the engineer. He's my son and a very experience foundation and drainage expert. He spent years working for my construction company before starting his on company over 10 years ago. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 1, 2012
This question was asked January 31, 2012... Most of the answers are from that timeframe.
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Mary Lawler
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 4, 2013
I wanted to thank you all for your answers! Not sure why the question keeps popping up but I appreciate the responses.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 8, 2013
Soils Engineer:Massoud Gaskari at Private Eyes Engineering.. 760-599-8566

Extremely thorough
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 4, 2013
I've worked with these folks a number of times over the years. I'm not sure why you need a soils engineer. Generally they come in on the front on new construction projects. Or they are often used for drainage, erosion and foundation related issues.

If it is a drainage, soil erosion or foundation issue the soils engineer will do a field study and come up with his recommendations to correct those issues. If the soils problem is impacting your home (structure) you will also need a good civil and/or structural engineer to perform the same service for you on those issues.

When and if they come up with any repair or retrofit recommendations keep us in mind. We've been dealing with those type of repair issues for 25 years and have done hundreds of drain systems and foundation retrofits. Take a moment to check out our websites below.

Here's the contact info for one of the oldest and best established soils engineering firms in San Diego.

Vinje & Middleton Engineering
2450 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 743-1214

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 1, 2012
I have used two companies: American Geotchnical, Inc. and Geotechnical Exploration, Inc. Both companies did good work.

Michelle Serafini, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, La Jolla, CA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 31, 2012
Hi, I have used Leslie D. Reed with Geotechnical Exploration, Inc. Great work, very knowledgable. His number is 858-549-7222.

Good luck!

Kelli Miller, Realtor
Exclusive Properties, La Jolla
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 31, 2012
Here is a great reference:

Dana Ansell, CEO, Designer, Estimator, Technical Consultant, Forensic Expert

Cell # (619) 247 - 9294

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 31, 2012
Hi Xman,
I have used Catlin Engineering in the past. They provide excellent knowledge, service and factual reports.
They can be reached at (619) 464-2222.

Good luck,

Mary Lawler, Realtor
Web Reference: http://www.MaryLawler.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 31, 2012
I would check with your local Soil and Water Conservation District or possibly the Farm Service Agency in your county. They may know someone. The man I know is on the east coast.
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