Dru is a Project Engineer for the Eastern Division. After graduating from Mississippi State University in with a B.S. in civil engineering specializing in geotechnical design and analysis, Dru began his career at the Mississippi DOT as a geotechnical engineer where he participated in design and QA of bridge deep foundation and embankment slope stability projects. Dru then transitioned to a national consulting firm where he focused on State Department of Transportation and commercial projects throughout the Southeastern United States. Since joining GeoStabilization in 2016, Dru has designed solutions for slope stability and geotechnical foundation applications utilizing soil nails, micropiles, and GeoSynthetically Confined Soil (GCS®) walls throughout the Appalachian region. In his spare time Dru enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and being outdoors with his friends & dog.
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.