Entries by Kimberly Stoll

To Our Clients And Colleagues Regarding COVID-19

To our clients and colleagues: The team at BSK Associates continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing changes that it is bringing. The recently issued shelter-in-place orders define most of our services as essential services, therefore we remain available to support our clients during this challenging time. We are focused on maintaining communication […]

BSK Associates & PFAS Testing

BSK Associates & PFAS Testing   What Are PFAS? PFAS are man-made chemicals that include Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), GenX, and several additional chemicals. In fact, PFAS are made up of more than 3,000 man-made chemicals that are largely unregulated. The U.S. began manufacturing these chemicals during the 1940’s. In 2006, the EPA […]

BSK: Understanding Deep Foundations

BSK: Understanding Deep Foundations  What are Deep Foundations? Deep foundations are a type of foundation that is used to transfer building loads further down the earth to utilize stable soil. This process is utilized when the existing soil is not stable enough to handle a foundation. Deep foundations are essential for safety and maintaining the […]

Soil Compaction Testing

Soil Compaction Testing Soil Compaction Testing is a crucial step in the construction process. Ground that has not been properly compacted can be detrimental to the structural integrity of buildings, retaining structures, roads and pavements, just to name a few. Essentially, proper soil integrity could make or break your structure. Since soils are so critical […]

What is Superpave?

What is Superpave? The history of Superpave dates to the 1980’s. During that time, it had become apparent that some pavement wasn’t performing as well as others. While one section of highway would be in great shape, just down the road, another section would be degraded and need repair. Due to that, in 1987, congress […]

BSK: Gem Lake Dam Project

BSK: Gem Lake Dam Project. We are excited to announce that BSK conducted a Geotechnical Engineering Investigation for Gem Lake Dam! Gem Lake is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range near June Lakes. This rural area is a hiker’s paradise with beautiful trees and lush vegetation. Gem Lake Dam was […]

Arroyo Del Valle Bridge

Arroyo Del Valle Bridge. Thanks to the efforts of the Tri-Valley Conservancy the Tri-Valley Trails are being connected!                         The Arroyo del Valle Regional Trail, in Sycamore Park, will no longer lead visitors and wildlife to a dead-end trail. With the addition of the […]

Iron-Titanium Ore

Iron-Titanium Ore (magnetite – ilmenite), from the Tahawus Mine in Newcomb, NY.  BSK’s Lynne Baumgras, Ph.D., PG,CEG, PMP, and BSK Enviromental Group Manager, educates us about an Iron-Titanium Ore rock, that she has in her collection for Earth Science Week! This rock is from the Marcy massif of the Grenville complex which forms the core […]

BSK: National Safety Preparedness

BSK: National Safety Preparedness Month September is National Safety Preparedness Month and at BSK Associates we take safety and preparedness very seriously. Developing a Plan. There are several ways we can prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. However, planning is the best way to start. Department of Homeland Security advises that you begin by finding […]

BSK Pays it Forward

BSK pays it forward at the Central California Food Bank BSK Associates Fresno staff volunteered at the Central California Food Bank Saturday, September 14th, 2019. Our volunteers assisted by preparing for local distribution for our communities; such as building school bags, packing meal boxes, and sorting food donations for 5 local counties. “Once you start […]