Since 2001 our firm has designed over 500 excavation systems for shallow, deep and drop-shaft designs. We routinely work with the Board of Underground.


Typical braced sheeting system to achieve an excavation less than 12'-0" depth.

Chicago, IL

  • Excavation Certification
  • Board of Underground Designs
  • Braced Sheet Piling Design
  • Soldier Pile Design
  • Tie-Back Systems
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth Retention Systems
  • Construction Observation Services
  • "Peer" Engineering Review Services
  • Excavation Cost Estimates





Bracing for Resdidential Construction


Cherryfield Development, Inc.
Franklin Ave.
River Forest, IL


Bracing for 4-Story Condominium


N. Fremont
Chicago, IL


Northbrook, IL

Soldier Pile/Tie Back system with wood lagging



Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall with 14'- 0" Grade Differential

Glencoe, IL

Glenview Naval Airstation

Drop shaft design 30'-0" deep for Junction Chamber No. 10


Typical double braced deep excavation to achieve an excavation depth less than 12'-0"

Chicago, IL


Chicago, IL

Design based on Board of Underground criteria.

Mat Foundation / Structural Design for Condominium / Retail Facility

Excavation depth greater than 12'-0" Board of Underground was required.



Construction begins on excavation site.

J.V. Henik, Inc. provides construction phase services.

Construction services should begin early on before excavation begins.


Cary, IL

Earth retention system for Fienburg Court Roadway.

Grade differential varied to a maximum of 16'-0".

Retention system designed to meet all IDOT live load criteria.


3500 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL

Earth retention system

Excavation depth greater than 12'-0" required Board of Underground review.


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