Foundation Design

Foundation design requires a careful assessment of earthwork risks that contributes to a suitable foundation design plan.

Just as we have come to know the definition of foundation as “the base for something”, whether it is the idea that sparks a successful business or an organization that supports good work, at Consulting Services, Inc. (CSI) we know how critical the foundation is to any of the construction projects we do. Foundation design is your project’s essential step #1. Consulting Services, Inc., founded in 2009 and headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the most experienced geotechnical firms in business today. Our engineering services revolve around geotechnical expertise, positioning us well to consult on foundation design.

Foundation design requires a careful overall assessment of earthwork risks that contributes to shaping the suitable foundation design plan. Based upon our geotechnical findings, our foundation design recommendations and construction comments assist in structural design as well as overall project budget planning. All of the preliminary work we do contributes to the better design and performance of a new building. CSI consults on projects over a wide range of topography and our years of experience adds to the high-quality guidance our clients have come to expect. We have conducted geotechnical services throughout the Ohio River Valley and in almost every state east of the Mississippi River. Our familiarity with varying soil conditions is a strong suit that we have built over the years. Each of our engineers has at least 15 years of experience in the field and this depth of background pays off in quality and safety for our clients.

Foundation design is critical to the integrity of any building in three specific ways:

  • Foundation design must accomplish bearing the load of the building.

  • Foundation design must anchor a building against natural forces such as earthquakes.

  • Foundation design must protect a building from the potential of ground moisture damage.

When CSI draws a plan for foundation design, this highly specialized work is led by a structural engineer. Depending upon the structure of the project, foundations can be deep or shallow. It is important to consult with an engineering firm that does this work routinely and successfully – and this is what you will find when you talk with our team at CSI.

It is important to keep in mind that any building, whether elaborate or basic in design, is only as strong as the foundation design is sufficient for the project. At Consulting Services, Inc. we take foundation design work seriously and our list of successful projects is continuously evolving.

With offices in Lexington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, our team is readily available to discuss your project. As a full-service engineering firm, we are qualified to work with you on a project from start to finish, starting with foundation design. If you have a question or want to discuss a project, give us a call in Lexington at (859)308-6021 or in Cincinnati at (513)252-2059. You will quickly recognize that Consulting Services, Inc. is an engineering firm with a depth of experience that will serve you well when you bring your project to us.


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