Ninyo & Moore has extensive experience providing expert witness services, including attending mediations and depositions and giving expert witness testimony at trials and binding arbitrations. We have performed numerous geotechnical studies on behalf of law firms, insurance companies, and commercial and residential property owners.
Typically, our services are retained to evaluate earth movement and other geotechnical problems that may occur, such as:
An evaluation of distress typically involves a review of construction documents, including soils reports and building and grading plans; review of geologic maps and reports; review of stereoscopic aerial photographs; exterior and interior documentation of distress; manometer (floor level) surveys of building slabs; subsurface exploration; laboratory testing; data analysis; formulation of repair recommendations; and report preparation.
Marlay Avenue Storm Drain
Ninyo & Moore was retained to provide third-party geotechnical review services for the Marlay Avenue Storm Drain project. The project consisted of construction of a new reinforced concrete pipe that varied in diameter from 54 inches to 78 inches along the approximately 3,600-foot long, east-west alignment. The pipe invert varied along the alignment and reached depths on the order of 16 feet below the street surface. The storm drain was...