Geopier Foundation Co, a Davidson, N.C.-based leader in ground improvement solutions, has acquired Slope Reinforcement Technology LLC (SRT).

SRT offers the patented Plate Pile method for slope reinforcement and repair, which provides slope stabilization using an array of steel or aluminum elements driven into the slope in a staggered array of uniformly spaced rows. The Plate Pile method is particularly well-suited to rapidly and economically stabilize shallow slides that occur on existing slopes.

“SRT is an ideal fit for us because of the complementary solutions each company offers,” says Kord Wissmann, president of Geopier. This combination allows geotechnical engineers and project owners to take advantage of Geopier's nationwide experience along with SRT's in-depth knowledge of slope repair technologies.

The Plate Pile system was developed by Richard Short, an iconic figure in the geotechnical engineering and foundation industry.