Walt is a Project Engineer in the Eastern Division. A US Navy veteran who enlisted after graduating from high school, Walt served aboard nuclear submarines as an Engineering Laboratory Technician. After his enlistment concluded he moved to Auburn, Alabama where he attended Auburn University and obtained his BS and MCE in Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering. Walt’s research was on Geosynthetically Confined Soil (GCS®) walls with an emphasis on implementation of GRS-IBS; he also ran the Undergraduate Geotechnical Lab. A graduate of GeoStabilization’s Summer Intern Program prior to joining as a full-time employee, Walt has designed solutions for slope stability and geotechnical foundation applications utilizing soil nails, micropiles, and GeoSynthetically Confined Soil (GCS®) walls. Walter loves to do any outdoor activity involving water including diving, kayaking, fishing, and spending time with his dog Luna.
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.