TerraSense is the leading certified geotechnical laboratory in the New York metropolitan area. The lab, located in Totowa, New Jersey, has been providing quality testing for over 25 years. The firm provides testing for governmental agencies, consulting engineering firms and construction contractors. The laboratory staff performs the spectrum of geotechnical testing from routine index testing to the development and implementation of state of the art test procedures.

Testing is performed in a 10,000 square foot temperature controlled facility that is equipped with up to date equipment and data acquisition instrumentation. Testing is conducted in accordance with a quality assurance plan based on ASTM, ISRM and AASHTO and in-house test procedures. We participate in the AASHTO re:source proficiency program (formerly AMRL). The lab is validated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Since our formation as TerraSense in 2009, we have provided exceptional geotechnical testing skills and have greatly expanded our capabilities. TerraSense provides the analyses and collaboration you need when making geotechnical performance evaluations. TerraSense staff members are active in the ASTM technical committee D-18 on Soil and Rock. This expertise also allows us to provide our clients with consulting on test interpretation and validation.

Our experienced staff includes:
  • A laboratory director with a post-graduate degree in geotechnical engineering
  • A business manager with a graduate degree in geotechnical engineering
  • Two laboratory engineers
  • Two senior laboratory technicians
  • Six staff laboratory technicians

For the Geotechnical Chain of Custody Form, see our Services page.