Welcome to Ground Down Engineering

About Us

At Ground Down Engineering (GDE) we provide superior geotechnical engineering, forensics investigation including sinkhole explorations and environmental assessments services in order to meet our the complex demands of our clientele. Headquartered in Odessa, Florida, GDE serves both commercial and residential clients throughout the entire state of Florida.

GDE is a privately owned organization consisting of licensed engineers, geologists, field and laboratory technicians, and administrative staff who combine their technical abilities, past experience, dedication, and enthusiasm to offer the finest service through a combined team effort.   GDE, which was established in 2001 by Laurel A. Hall, P.E., specializes in providing hands on engineering and practical solutions to complex technical issues involving soil and groundwater.

GDE employees have provided services on an extensive number of diverse projects. Our clientele includes insurance companies, attorneys, developers, public agencies, builders, architectural/engineering companies, and contractors. GDE has over 60 years of combined geotechnical and environmental experience. The thousands of successfully completed projects throughout Florida attest to our skills and abilities.