Sinkholes and Land Development Experience

The following are examples of some recently completed projects related to sinkholes performed by MC Squared, Inc. (MC2). In addition, we have key staff who have worked on numerous residential sinkhole projects for other firms prior to joining MC2.

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MC2 staff have extensive experience (over 1000 sites by current staff) with residential sinkhole investigations typically performed for insurance companies. Services on these projects typically include, but are not limited to SPT borings, hand augers, test pits, GPR and ERI surveys, floor flatness surveys, laboratory testing and final conclusions as to the cause of the problem. Our firm has also provided opinion letters on pending sinkhole cases under review as well as being involved with depositions on sinkhole cases.

The project included the design of a replacement bridge structure along Benjamin Road over Sweetwater Creek in Hillsborough County. MC2 was responsible for performing geotechnical investigations and recommendations for the project. During our initial field explorations, we encountered conditions which indicated the possibility of karst activity at the site. We subsequently performed an Electrical Resistivity Survey at the site which confirmed an anomaly existed. After further investigations, we provided a grouting plan and specifications which were implemented. The project is currently under construction. MC2 services performed included SPT borings, laboratory testing, and repair recommendations.
The project consisted of the design of two (2) new bridges over Euharlee Creek in Bartow County, Georgia. MC2 was responsible for performing geotechnical investigations (SPT borings and laboratory testing) and recommendations for the project. During our initial field explorations, we encountered conditions which indicated the possibility of karst activity at the site. We subsequently performed an Electrical Resistivity Survey at the site which confirmed an anomaly existed. After further investigations, we provided a grouting plan, specifications and foundation recommendations which included H-piles.
Provided subsurface investigations including hand augers, SPT borings and test pits including laboratory testing and geotechnical recommendations to support due diligence activities for a future 500 acre +/- land development project in Manatee County. Also provided a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.
Provided subsurface investigations including hand augers, SPT borings and test pits including laboratory testing and geotechnical recommendations to support due diligence activities for a future 500 acre +/- land development project in Pasco County. Also provided a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.
Provided subsurface investigations site characterization and geotechnical recommendations to support due diligence activities for a future 125 acre +/- land development project in Manatee County. Also provided a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.

Provided a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment on a vacant parcel of land being evaluated for future development. Services included site characterization and report preparation. The project was located in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Provided subsurface investigations, site characterization and geotechnical recommendations to support due diligence activities for a future 500 acre +/- land development project in Hernando County. Also Provided Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. Phase II services were performed on the Diocese property and included soils sampling and associated laboratory testing and report preparation.

Provided subsurface investigations including site characterization and geotechnical recommendations to support due diligence activities for a future 180 acre +/- land development project in Manatee County. Also provided Phase I, II and Phase III Environmental Site Assessments.

Provided subsurface investigations including site characterization and geotechnical recommendations to support due diligence activities for a future 50 acre +/- land development project in Manatee County. Also provided Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments.

Provided subsurface investigations and associated geotechnical recommendations for the redevelopment of this existing shopping center to included retail and residential components including a parking garage. The project size was approximately 15 acres.

Provided subsurface investigations and associated geotechnical recommendations for the proposed residential development of this existing vacant site. The project size was approximately 15 acres.


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