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It's the Landslide Time of Year Again...

It's that time of year again - landslide season.  I use Halloween as my mental reminder that the rains are coming, the ground will saturate, and the land will slide.  Landslides are a fact of life in the Puget Sound area.  Every 20 - 50 years, steep slopes typically "shed" their upper few feet of loose soils, usually during periods of heavy rains.

If you're concerned about your hill, what should you do?  We recommend the following steps:

  1. Research and understand landslides.  Click on the "Landslide Mitigation" button above on our website.
  2. If you think you need help, email or call us.  We can discuss your concerns, visit your site, and recommend a course of action.  Whether it's preventing the slide or fixing the slide, let us help.
  3. If needed, we con suggest geotechnical engineers and contractors who can help you.
  4. If needed, we can design landslide mitigation measures tailored to your specific site situation.


We have 20 years experience dealing with landslides in the Puget Sound area.  We're innovative in our approaches, well respected by local jurisdictions, and we know contractors who can do the work properly for you.

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