About Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.

Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. (SES) was founded in 1976 to provide the construction industry with complete geotechnical consulting and materials testing services. Southern Earth has grown to twelve offices spanning four states and provides services throughout the southeast.

Previously established to provide innovative solutions to unusual foundation problems, our growth has expanded into virtually every aspect of geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and environmental consulting.

Subsurface Investigations

Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. has extensive experience with Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), Vibracore, conventional SPT Testing, Macro Core and Rock Coring. To accompany these services, we have USACE Validated, AMRL Accredited, and DEQ Qualified laboratories. Our equipment is mounted on a variety of versatile platforms including trucks, tracks, marsh buggies, barges, etc. to make access to difficult sites possible.

Geotechnical Engineering

The diverse team of registered engineers and geologists routinely solve complex site issues through innovative foundation solutions. Typical services include:

High Strain Dynamic (PDA) Testing of Deep Pile Foundations

Low Strain Non Destructive Sonic Echo/Impulse Response Pile Integrity Testing

Slope Stability

Shallow and Deep Foundation Systems Instrumentation

Construction Materials Testing

Our testing laboratories are completely outfitted to perform ASTM and AASHTO testing of soils, concrete, asphalt, and metals. They hold certifications from the US Army Corps of Engineers, American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) (Mobile and New Orleans,) and CMEC in Florida. In other words, Southern Earth employs highly qualified, registered professionals trained to provide IBC Special Inspections.

Environmental Services

Southern Earth offers a full range of environmental services. Ultimately, this is to assist in ensuring that state and federal environmental regulations and qualities are maintained. Services include Site Assessment & Evaluation, Landfills & Solid Waste Management, Petroleum & Chemical Storage Systems, Asbestos Services and Hazardous Materials Services.

Our Qualifications

ADEM Approved

Alabama Department of Environmental Management

FDEP Approved

Qualified Contractor #00247

MDEQ Approved

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

NIOSH Certified


AASHTO Accredited
 (Mobile & New Orleans)

CMEC Accredited

US Army Corps of Engineers Validated

FDOT Certified

Affiliations & Locations