GEOTECH SOLUTIONS AFRICA (Pty) Ltd or ‟GSA” in short as we are often referred to, was registered in 2014 with the intention of becoming a role player in the geotechnical engineering space within the South African construction industry. Due to unforeseen circumstances and a struggling economy at the time the company only managed to find its feet in 2019, when the company started off by delivering management and consulting services to larger established engineering and construction companies within the South African market under the leadership of Mr. Pieter Pretorius (Pr Eng. (Hon), Pr CPM) as director.
The start of the COVID 19 pandemic and the collapsing of the economy at large, which unfortunately also had a ripple effect on the construction industry at the time, resulting in numerous construction companies to scale down on their operations and, in some instances, were even forced to close their doors and their businesses completely. GSA was fortunate enough to be able to weather the storm and keep its head above water during this difficult period.
Whilst continuing with their management and consulting services and with their goal still firmly set on becoming a major role player in the geotechnical industry, GSA stayed committed during this time and kept on investing in equipment as well as in highly skilled and experienced personnel, in order to empower themselves and to be ready to take on the world and the industry once the economy starts recovering and lifting its head again.
During this time GSA also started to tender on smaller geotechnical projects, mostly as subcontractors for larger and established contractors at first. This quickly escalated to bigger things and bigger opportunities and we quickly found ourselves tendering on some of the bigger government tenders yielding very favorable results.
GSA is greatly specializing in slope stabilization and the installation of rock fall protection measures. The use of abseiling techniques and specialized drilling equipment enable us to operate at heights without any expensive access equipment or platforms required. Our aim is to assist Consulting Engineers and Clients in solving their unstable slope and / or rock fall problems with the fastest, most cost-effective solutions in the most professional manner possible.
Our first major geotechnical project with the new GSA team is situated in the Bainskloof Pass in the Western Cape Province. The contract entails the stabilization of existing failing slopes with the installation of rock fall protection netting, erosion control measures as well as soil and rock anchors.
Watch this space to follow us on our journey to become one of the most experienced, respected and preferred geotechnical contractors to all our current as well as any future clients