Tom Szynakiewicz is GeoStabilization’s Grouting and Foundation Division Director. After earning B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Colorado School of Mines, Tom has been in the design/build geotechnical construction industry for over 14 years. A licensed professional engineer in over 10 states and certified as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering by the ASCE Academy of Geo-Professionals, Tom is responsible for developing and managing projects requiring grouting, seepage control, settlement control, foundation underpinning & re-leveling, and new foundations throughout the United States and Canada. A past president of the Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers, Tom has extensive experience with many geotechnical construction techniques including compaction, slurry, microfine, chemical and polyurethane grouting, micropiles, jet grouting, soil mixing, and ground anchors. Tom has been involved in many structural stabilization projects requiring complex underpinning schemes, soil densification and sinkhole stabilization, foundation rehabilitation and upgrading including bridge approaches and abutments, commercial buildings including multi-story structures, power plants, paper mills, refineries, food processing facilities and hospitals, electric substations and wind tower and power pole foundations.
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.