Coast Geotechnical is a geotechnical engineering firm located in Victoria, BC.

We bring modern tools and old-school rigour to your building projects.

Get your projects started on solid ground


About Our Business

When you work with us, expect a common-sense approach that is responsive,  accurate, and innovative. We believe in collaboration and creating partnerships.  We love solving engineering problems and believe that Geotechnical is the most interesting of the engineering disciplines.



Do you have a goal you’re trying to achieve but don’t know where to begin? Let us guide you. Take a look at the list of our services below, and contact us if you have any questions or special requests.

Geotechnical Reports

Soils investigations and preparation of geotechnical reports for building permit and subdivision applications (including seismic studies).

Retaining Walls

Retaining wall design including Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE), modular block, mortared rock, boulder stack, cast-in-place concrete and more.

Excavation and

Shoring systems for deep excavations including shotcrete, soil anchors, sheet pile, soldier pile, and secant walls.

Pre-condition Surveys

Detailed reviews and documentation of the pre-existing conditions of adjacent sites and structures. This baseline is critical to understanding the impacts of a construction project.

Hazard Assessments

Slope stability assessments for areas of sloping terrain to characterize the stability in static and seismic conditions.


Geotechnical engineering assessments for route selection, road designs, temporary shoring and utility support.


Design and planning to manage and control stormwater runoff volumes.

Pile Foundations

Design and monitoring of pile foundations for soft soil sites and marine projects. PDA testing also available, contact us to learn more.


Meet the Team


Ben Schmidt, P. Eng.


Ben is our principal consultant and is registered with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng). He works closely with builders, architects, owners, and contractors to ensure their geotechnical needs are met for projects from backyard retaining walls to large developments. Born and raised in Campbell River, Ben currently lives on Bear Mountain with his wife and their daughter.



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