Construction Damage Support, Private Residence, Seattle, WA

Owners of a high-end custom residence on a steep slope overlooking Lake Washington hired Aspect to provide geologic/geotechnical expertise to evaluate potential construction impacts from an adjacent property, which would have deep cuts and excavations into a slope with a landslide history. Prior to construction, Aspect reviewed geotechnical documents and helped design a slope movement and foundation settlement monitoring program. During the adjacent work, the client’s foundations were damaged because of poor construction practices and lapses in engineering oversight. A settlement awarded our client all damages and expenses.