Services and Objective Statement

The Firm of Richard S. Kessler, PE, D.GE, Consulting Geotechnical Engineer, began operations during January 1986. Project types range between individual residential structures and large commercial, industrial and residential developments. The average project load of the Firm since the start of operations has exceeded fifty per year.


The Firm’s operations are specifically limited to Geotechnical Engineering services and include:

  • Pre-purchase subsurface investigation and analysis for the evaluation of land suitability for development.
  • Subsurface investigation and analysis for the development of recommendations to be used in the design of structures, pavements, earthworks, retaining systems, etc.
  • Inspection/observation of foundation construction and earthwork operations.
  • Consultation during construction for the appropriate resolution of Geotechnical Engineering problems.
  • Consultation during arbitration and legal proceedings involving Geotechnical Engineering issues.
  • Site evaluation for design of individual sewage disposal systems requiring intensive investigation and analysis.


The Firm is structured as a “single practitioner” organization in order to provide Geotechnical Engineering services that will emphasize technical competence and personal attention. All services are designed to emphasize minimum total Geotechnical related costs over the intended project life span in a cost effective manner.

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