With more than twelve (12) years of experience, David is licensed as both a professional engineer and geologist. He specializes in engineering geology disciplines including rock mechanics, rock blasting, and slope stability. David’s work skills comprise rock and soil slope stability and seepage analyses, bearing capacity, settlement, lateral earth pressures, retaining walls, pile and drilled shaft foundations, borehole layouts, soil logging, rock core logging, inclinometer surveys and analysis, spiral survey readings, levee inspections, undercut, rock excavation, nuclear-density testing, soils lab, test pits, site reconnaissance, slope reconstruction, drilled shaft inspection, air track drilling, pile driving, surveying, geophysical methods, mapping, environmental site assessments, and more.
David earned a B.A. in geography from the University of Alabama before earning bachelor and master degrees in geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. His current field placement is within the United States’ north central region which includes the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. David’s interests include hiking, camping, scoutmaster, swimming & mountain climbing.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.