•  PalmettoINSITU’s experience, efficiency, and ethics save critical time and use technology that lowers your overall foundation design costs
  Our site-specific seismic data better defines soils’ responses, which better define future soil behavior, in turn mitigating various soil risks
  PalmettoINSITU’s tooling and technology minimize human error and replace “garbage in / garbage out” with accurate, repeatable,
high-quality data that better detects potential risks in your soil –– such as liquefiable sands and highly compressible clays

GEOTECHNICAL EXPLORATION

Better Technology, better customer service, better data

SOIL PROFILING CHALLENGES

  • Obtaining geotechnical data that soil penetration test exploration (SPT) cannot
  • SPT data can be inconsistent depending on human and equipment variables
  • SPT does not collect data throughout entire soil column
  • SPT has low production rates: 150 feet per day on average

 

In-Situ SOLUTIONS CPT

  • can provide IBC site specific seismic response classification
  • Provide repeatable data that has undergone digital and human QA/QC measures
  • Near continuous data logging of soil column: data every 2 centimeters
  • High production rates: 300 feet of data per day, on average Data logging is automated to minimize human involvement and errors
  • Specializing in getting in AND out of tight or challenging landscapes to capture your data

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • In-situ testing involves hydraulically pushing an electronic instrument into the soil using the weight of a CPT rig capable of 20 tons of reaction
  • In-situ Testing is most applicable to soils in coastal, well-weathered and alluvial formations Palmetto
  • PalmettoINSITU, LLC collects insitu geotechnical and environmental data using Vertek digital probes

IDEAL CLIENTS

Geotechnical engineers, for use in determining soil parameters in order to efficiently provide foundation requirements for: Bridges, multi-story buildings, residences, nuclear power plants, wind turbines, cellular communication towers, municipal water tanks, water treatment facilities, sinkholes, profiling top-of-rock, directional boring, and many other critical soil, drilling, infrastructure, and construction applications

In-situ Solutions

  • CPT can provide IBC site specific seismic response classification
  • Provide repeatable data that has undergone digital and human QA/QC measures
  • Near continuous data logging of soil column: data every 2 centimeters
  • High production rates: 300 feet of data per day, on average
  • Data logging is automated to minimize human involvement and errors
  • Specializing in getting in AND out of tight or challenging landscapes to capture your data

Technical Information

  • In-situ testing involves hydraulically pushing an electronic instrument into the soil using the weight of a CPT rig capable of 20 tons of reaction
  • In-situ Testing is most applicable to soils in coastal, well-weathered and alluvial formations
  • PalmettoINSITU, LLC collects in-situ geotechnical and environmental data using Vertek digital probes

Ideal Clients

Geotechnical engineers, for use in determining soil parameters in order to efficiently provide foundation requirements for: Bridges, multi-story buildings, residences, nuclear power plants, wind turbines, cellular communication towers, municipal water tanks, water treatment facilities, sinkholes, profiling top-of-rock, directional boring, and many other critical soil, drilling, infrastructure, and construction applications

PROJECTS COMPLETED SINCE INCEPTION:

  • Coal Ash retaining pond stabilization study
  • Global plastics manufacturing facility expansion
  • Multi-interstate interchange redesign Dilatometer exploration
  • Waste water treatment facilities
  • Major retail developments
  • Major fast-food chains
  • Boat manufacturing facilities
  • Breweries
  • All-terrain vehicle manufacturing facilities
  • Hospital expansions
  • Retirement communities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Single-family subdivision development
  • Forensic exploration
  • Environmental soil and water sampling
  • Test pit exploration
  • Limited and sensitive access explorations
  • Communication towers
  • Multi-family developments

KEY PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard – VA
  • Andrews Air Force Base – MD
  • Boeing Facility – SC
  • Bellefonte Nuclear Station – AL
  • Robinson Nuclear Power Plant – SC
  • Google Facility – SC
  • KIA Manufacturing Facility – GA
  • SCE&G Wateree Station – SC
  • Vought Aircraft – SC
  • Tuxpan Container Port – Mexico
  • Charleston International Airport – SC
  • Continental Tire – SC
  • Oregon Inlet Bridge – NC
  • Nuclear Power Training Unit – SC
  • Fort Bragg – NC
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – TN
  • US Navy Weapons Station – SC
  • Hunter Army Airfield – GA

PROCESS and PAYMENT

  • Download and fill out site investigation document to obtain quote, and schedule on-site testing
  • Modern data and reports uploaded to secure Citrix ShareFile site, once processed
  • Field processing of data available, if “rush” requested up front
  • Terms are Net 30 days with approved credit and/or a volume projects agreement (VPA)
  • A 2% Net 10 day discount is offered to clients remitting payment within 10 days of job completion and/or invoice date (new clients)
  • In some cases, a deposit may be required to offset extensive or extraneous upfront expenses incurred via particular site locations, client requirements, or general contractor stipulations.
  • A 1.5% monthly interest fee will apply to each late invoice unpaid past 30 days.

ABOUT MICHAEL COX, FOUNDER and PRESIDENT

Michael Cox has 16 years of international experience, 12.5 years with a Top 100 Engineering Firm. Mr. Cox has investigated soil from ports in Mexico to Naval shipyards in Virginia, including many other site engagements.

  • Florida Institute of Technology: MS in IT, plus BS in Computer Information Systems (press)
  • Trident Technical College: AS, Civil Engineering Technology, AutoCAD certificate, plus Surveying Certificate
  • SC Well Drillers License: B1934
  • SC Class-A CDL
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER
  • 8-hour HAZWOPER Supervisor
  • 10-hour OSHA
  • Sea School 2002
  • Biannual Defensive Driver Training
  • Dedicated to client’s needs
  • Environmentally cognizant company wide
  • About Cone Penetration Testing Industry > http://www.cpt14.com/
  • Projects include Boeing, Google, Federal & State Goverments
  • Insitu Data via ShareFile within 1-3 days
  • Mobilization / site travel rates vary
  • Will travel to projects beyond Southeast / USA
  • Contact PalmettoINSITU to discuss scope and site information

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Contact Us

+1.843.607.9585
PO Box 31234
Charleston SC 29417 USA

Contact us and we’ll hand-mail you our business card, brochure, site engagement forms, and a detailed Power Point presentation via e-mail.

DISCLAIMER
• The geotechnical data discovered and provided must be interpreted by a qualified professional.
• No data discovered and presented by PalmettoINSITU, LLC shall be interpreted as a professional opinion by PalmettoINSITU, LLC