Technical Papers & Resources

Technical Papers & Resources

Articles and Publications by GEOTECH Engineering and Testing

The Potential Vertical Rise (PVR) map illustrates the extensive expansive nature of the clay soils in Houston, TX. It reveals that some areas in the greater Houston region have soils that can rise and fall by more than 6 inches! Notably, the most expansive clay soils are found on the southwest side of Houston, particularly in areas like Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, TX.​

Download the Houston PVR Map Below

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It's important to note that our intense Houston heat matters because it causes our clay soils to shrink even more than normal. Irrigation and moisture control is the future of foundation control in Houston, TX. Take a look at the resources and articles below.

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