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For more than 25 years, the DBS&A Soil Testing & Research Laboratory has been the premier provider of consistent and reliable soil properties testing results following standardized methods. It is also the go-to facility for research, development, and implementation of novel technologies and instruments to aid in environmental resource protection and management. Our key areas of expertise are:
Soil Properties Testing—The results of our analyses enable our clients to better understand site soil conditions such as infiltration rates, seepage, leakage, and contaminant transport. The results are invaluable in optimizing designs for recharge, irrigation, groundwater remediation, landfills, and dam projects.
Research and Development—Among our independent research efforts is the development of a simple, cost-saving, and regulatory-approved alternative to standard landfill and hazardous waste covers. DBS&A continues to develop and implement new techniques for soils testing, artificial recharge, and passive hydraulic control of contaminants in the subsurface.
Sensor Calibration—Our laboratory was certified as a sensor calibration laboratory after an independent inspection and assessment on behalf of a U.S. Department of Energy contractor. Our sensor calibration services include heat dissipation sensors, TDRs, pressure transducers, water content reflectometers, psychrometers, gypsum blocks, and custom instruments.
Instrumentation/Automation—DBS&A regularly designs, installs, and operates a wide range of automated data collection and monitoring equipment. Our data acquisition and processing services cover all facets of telemetry and remote data collection, including GOES satellite uplinks.