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Little Rock, Arkansas

  • 29 Collins Industrial Place
  • Building 1, Suite C
  • North Little Rock, AR 72113
  • Phone:(501) 504-6929
  • fax:(866) 346-9007
  • Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F
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We are proud to serve Central Arkansas through our Little Rock location. Our Little Rock office is led by Joe Vistad. Mr. Vistad has over 9 years’ experience providing geotechnical consulting expertise on projects servicing a wide variety of markets. His experience includes the execution, analysis and management of complex geotechnical investigation programs, environmental and regulatory analysis, and storm water pollution assessment.

Our Little Rock team has an extensive knowledge of the area’s unique soil conditions and geology, enabling them to provide specific local knowledge to meet your project needs. In addition to full-range geotechnical and environmental consulting services, our Little Rock office offers special inspection services to ensure compliance with International Building Code (IBC) requirements, as well as special services, such as geophysical site evaluations, floor flatness testing, StructureScan Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Pile Driving Analysis (PDA), thermal image scanning, and more.

We would love to work with you—our team of professional engineers and CMT experts look forward to learning how we can help you build Central Arkansas. Visit our Services page to learn more about the solutions we provide, and consider partnering with us—fill out our simple Request a Proposal form today.

What Little Rock Has to Offer

Welcome to the capital city of Arkansas—and its largest city, boasting a metro population of just under 730,000. The city plays host to a variety of different festivals each year, including the Little Rock Film Festival, the World Cheese Dip Championship, Jazz in the Park, Riverfest, and more. Little Rock is also home to Heifer International, a relief organization that deploys to communities in need worldwide.

If you’re visiting Little Rock, take time out to visit the River Market District—the city’s hub of restaurants, shops, bars, hotels, and more. Take a streetcar through the district and be sure to stop by the Museum of Discovery. Historical landmarks and art attractions abound in Little Rock. Spend some time at the Clinton Presidential Center & Park learning about Arkansas government and history. Find out about the city’s involvement in the civil rights movement while visiting the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. If you want to get outdoors, take in the scenery at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Interested in exploring a career with Building & Earth in Little Rock? Visit our Careers page to see our job openings. Click the links below to find out why Little Rock could be your next home:

What We Do

Construction Materials Testing

Building & Earth provides a full range construction materials testing (CMT) services including Laboratory and Field Testing, Soil Testing, Asphalt Testing and Concrete Testing.

Field Testing

  • Compaction and Moisture Testing of Soil and Base
  • Foundation Observations
  • Concrete testing including Slump, Air Content, Compressive strength
  • Masonry Testing and Observation Services
  • Asphalt Testing Services

Soil Testing

  • Modified & Standard Proctor
  • Swell Testing of Plastic Soils
  • Classification Tests (Gradation/Atterberg Limit Tests)
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Limerock Bearing Ratio

Asphalt Testing

  • Superpave Mix Evaluation
  • Stability & Flow
  • Marshall Density
  • Bulk Specific Gravity
  • Extraction/Gradation

Concrete Testing

  • Compressive Strength
  • Flexural Strength
  • Unit Weight
  • Mix Design
  • Splitting Tensile Test

Drilling and Coring Services

Our drilling and coring services team has vast knowledge of testing and evaluating subsurface conditions and materials.

  • Split Spoon and Shelby Tube Sampling
  • Rock Coring
  • Concrete Coring
  • Mineral Investigation

  • Borrow Pit Investigation
  • Well Monitoring
  • All-Terrain Drilling Capabilities

Environmental Services

To avoid the cost and stress of dealing with hazardous materials Building & Earth provides Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) as well as lead and asbestos surveys.

  • Geological Investigations
  • Site Selection Evaluation Studies

  • Phase I ESA
  • Phase II ESA
  • ESAs to comply with National Environmental Policy Act

Geotechnical Engineering Services

Our professional geotechnical engineers possess significant experience with the unique subsurface geological conditions of each region we service.

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical consulting
  • Geotechnical Engineers staffing
  • Subsurface exploration
  • Geophysical seismic site classification
  • Dynamic soils properties (seismic and cyclical)
  • Ground penetrating radar (GPR) studies
  • Site excavation planning including dewatering design

  • Engineering geology/geologic studies
  • Mechanically-stabilized earth fill design
  • Sinkhole exploration and remediation recommendations
  • Impoundment liner design
  • Field permeability testing
  • Field soil strength testing
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring

Inspection Services

We offer a broad array of special inspection services including: structured steel inspections, masonry inspections, coatings inspections, roofing inspections, pavement inspections and failure investigation and analysis.

Structural Steel Inspections

  • Certified Welding Inspectors
  • Audit of plant and field procedures to determine conformance
  • Destructive and nondestructive testing
  • Welder and procedure qualification
  • Prepare and evaluate welding procedures

Masonry Inspections

  • Reinforcing steel observation
  • Preparing and testing mortar and grout specimens
  • Concrete block, brick and masonry prism testing
  • Observation of conformance with construction documents
  • Absorption and Efflorescence

Coatings Inspections

  • Fireproofing-thickness, density, adhesion/cohesion
  • Intumescent Paint
  • Paint – wet and dry film thickness

Roofing Inspections

  • Roofing Inspectors
  • Evaluation of roofing materials and specifications
  • Application and conformance monitoring

Pavement Inspections

  • Pavement management services
  • Pavement Condition Surveys and tests for functional and structural distress

Failure Investigation and Analysis

  • Evaluate distress in architectural and structural materials
  • Provide litigation support and expert services

Special Services

  • Seismic Site Classification utilizing shear wave analysis (Re-Mi)
  • Non-invasive studies utililizing StructureScan/UtilityScan ground penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Floor Flatness Profiling utilizing FACE Dipstick Device
  • Thermal Image Scanning utilizing FLIR
  • Slip Resistance Testing
  • Concrete Floor Gloss Testing (Static Coefficient of Friction)
  • Condition Survey of Structures

Featured Project

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Firestone Complete Auto Care

Location: Little Rock, AR
Project Value: N/A
Project Scope: Building & Earth provided construction materials testing and inspection services.