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Geo-Trencher

Introducing the Geo-Trencher

Ideally suited for deep and narrow cutoff walls, in lieu of more conventional construction methods like slurry trenching, the Geo-Trencher is essentially a large mixing chain mounted on a tracked chassis. As a result, it can be used to mix soils in place with wet or dry reagents for creating an in-situ mixed-low-permeability cutoff wall or it can be […]


Geo-Solutions gets SMART

Evading Canadian winter field work, Canada Geo-Solutions’ Regional Manager Pete Craig snuck into the Smart Methods in Advanced Remediation Technologies (SMART) seminar series in Toronto (January 26) and Ottawa (February 16) to present on cutting-edge Permeable/Passive Reactive Barrier (PRB) technologies and related installation methods, including biopolymer slurry trenching, soil mixing and the Geo-Trencher™ single pass continuous trenching machine. Pete’s […]


Gold Shovel Certification

Geo-Solutions, Inc. has been approved for the Gold Shovel Standard Certification.
It’s a first of its kind effort to create a North American scale program, driven by industry and underpinned by data technology, to unify excavation safety under a single broadly meaningful professional brand. The mission of Gold Shovel Standard is to both certify that excavators and locators have adopted […]


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Meeting Presentation

Geo-Solutions would like to thank the Pittsburgh Geological Society and the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASCE’s Geo-Institute for allowing Dan Ruffing the opportunity to present at their joint dinner meeting held at Foster’s Restaurant on January 18, 2017. Dan’s presentation was titled “Slurry Supported Excavations for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Applications”. Dan would like to thank the 70+ engineers, geologists, and […]


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Piano Key Excavation in Calgary, Alberta

Geo-Solutions recently completed a mass excavation and replacement using the cement-bentonite slurry supported excavation technique. This technique, sometimes referred to as a piano key excavation, can be used to excavate impacted or undesirable soils without the need for expensive dewatering or conventional excavation support systems. The cement-bentonite (CB) slurry serves as a liquid shoring and hardens in place to […]


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Regional Technical Seminar – Fall 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended Geo-Solutions’ 2nd Regional Technical Seminar held in Denver, Colorado on October 27. We had close to 40 attendees from a variety of stakeholder groups including engineering consultants, contractors, academics, and regulators.
The seminar titled “Specialty Construction Techniques: Geotechnical and Environmental Remediation Applications” was similar to the presentation given at the Spring seminar held in Pittsburgh […]


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Steven Day Retires

After more than 4 decades in the geotechnical and environmental construction industry, Steve Day has retired. Steve began his career in 1973 after graduating from South Dakota State University, partnering with his father in their family utility and excavating company, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He continued his studies earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the […]


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WSO Membership

Geo-Solutions if proud to be an Honorary Member of the World Safety Organization, dedicated to raising standards in all safety fields, inlcuding occupational and environmental safety and accident prevention.
Geo-Solutions takes safety very seriously and is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for all of its workers, site visitors, and the public at large.


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Regional Technical Seminar

Thanks to everyone who attended Geo-Solutions’ Regional Technical Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 12. We had close to 50 attendees from a variety of industry firms such as Lafarge, J Carpenter Environmental, Geotechnics and various engineering firms. The seminar titled “Specialty Construction Techniques: Geotechnical and Environmental Remediation Applications” focused on the application of slurry trenching and soil […]


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Chris Ryan Retires From Geo-Solutions After 20 Years of Service

After more than four decades in the geotechnical and geo-environmental construction industry, Chris Ryan is heading into retirement. He founded and led Geo-Solutions as well as a predecessor firm, Geo-Con, and was well known for applying new technologies to solve difficult soil and groundwater problems.
Chris was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned three degrees in […]


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Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 200

Geo-Solutions once again made the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of Top 200 Environmental Firms. Geo-Solutions ranked #99, up 60 spots from #159 in 2013 and up 76 spots from #175 in 2012. The company first made the list in 2012 and has been named every year since. Geo-Solutions also ranked #27 in the Top 30 All-Environment Firms list for […]


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