GeoSolv will never force-fit the solution to the problem, and we will be sure to inform you immediately if another solution might be more suitable, and might provide you with the lowest risk approach. That is our guarantee.

Project Delivery Philosophy

The foundation is arguably the most important element for structures/infrastructure; −it is the basis for a successful project.  At GeoSolv, we believe that every problem foundation soil has a solution.  Our company has worked hard to innovate foundation solutions that are practical and cost effective. However, if we don’t have the right solution in our extensive arsenal, we will provide you with the assistance you need to find it.  That is the pledge of service you get from GeoSolv through every step of your specific problem-soil situation.  We never force-fit the solution to the problem, and we will be the first to let you know if our solution won’t fit your project and provide you with the lowest risk approach. That is our guarantee.

We have a strong belief in a human approach to site monitoring. Although we have a wide variety of sophisticated equipment and technology at our fingertips, we always ensure that every project has a GeoSolv expert onsite, monitoring any challenges or changes throughout your problem soil project.

Every client and every project is unique, and has specific project requirements. GeoSolv understands this, and tailors each project delivery plan according to the client’s specific requirements. Here is an overview of our project delivery approach.

Project Identification

  • The client approaches us with a problem soil project.
  • Information is provided, including soil boring logs and perhaps more detail such as foundation plans (or architectural drawings), loads, elevations, site plans, and grading details to prepare a feasibility report or proposal.
  • For formal quotations, IFC drawings−including foundation plans, final geotechnical report and other detailed final design information is provided to GeoSolv.
  • GeoSolv is in touch to address any additional questions or provide clarification, and sets a realistic target for a response, which may be a feasibility study, assistance with geotechnical recommendations, a proposal or a formal quotation, depending on who is contacting us and the stage that the project is at or the amount of information that is available.

Project Initiation

  • An Innovative Foundation Solution proposal from GeoSolv is accepted by the client and a contract negotiation occurs.
  • The GeoSolv team meets with the client to discuss the project in detail, as well as to clarify the project’s scope, budget, and schedule.
  • A contract is executed.
  • The team establishes clear project-reporting procedures and decision-making processes.
  • The team reviews all relevant reports, studies and plans, including previous master plans, geotechnical, civil, building plans and other project-related documents.
  • The team then creates a detailed construction work plan and agrees on the construction schedule with the client.

Schematics and Preparation

  • Shop Drawings are prepared and reviewed by the client for compliance with the overall project drawings.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and received and the schedule is finalized.
  • Utility locates, safety and other documentation is compiled, and a site visit is conducted to initiate mobilization of crews and equipment.

Mobilization and Construction

  • Equipment, labour and full-time QC technicians are mobilized to site.
  • Construction begins according to contract documents.
  • Production is continuously monitored by QC personnel and various quality tests are performed to verify installation
  • Load testing, if required, is performed as per the contract requirements.
  • Full time QC personnel, Construction Managers and Engineers review work progress and verify installation and QC conformance to contract documents.
  • The team conducts final inspections to insure completion of installation and assure that every detail has been attended to. Construction documentation is finalized and signed off on.

Follow Through

  • Certification reports and As-Built drawings are prepared and sent to the client.
  • GeoSolv provides on-site support to the owner/contractor during subsequent construction activities if required.
  • Our approach is turnkey, but we work with the team at every step to ensure that every aspect of the delivery is understood and done correctly.

“The Geopier System is a great engineered solution for fill soils.”

Jim Webb
Construction Superintendent
Parking Structure in Toronto

“GeoSolv simplifies the construction process on our projects.”

Jason Van Geel
General Manager
Wind Projects in Ontario

“We call on GeoSolv when we are looking for cost-effective solutions to our problem soil sites.”

Francis Hoyle
VP Construction
Commercial Retail Projects in Ontario

“Innovation using ground improvement leads to great outcomes.”

Tony Sangiuliano
Senior Foundation Engineer
Approach Embankments
Eastern Ontario

“The Rammed Aggregate Pier system proved to be reliable and meet a tight timeline, which contributed to the overall success of the project and the happiness of the client.”

Jeff Tolton
Project Manager
Wholesale Store in Mississauga

DESIGN, BUILD… SOLV’D!