The Woodlands is a master-planned community on the Central Coast of California. It is a residential, recreational, commercial, and industrial development. Over 1,300 single-family residential homes and a complex of multi-family homes are constructed. The homes are based around the Monarch Dunes Golf Course consisting of two 18-hole regulation golf courses, one 9-hole executive golf course, neighborhood and public parks, pedestrian and equestrian trails, and open space. A 1,600 square foot community center featuring tennis courts and a swimming pool is included. A business/industrial park, a mutual water company (water reclamation and production facility), a village center featuring shops and restaurants, and a semi-high rise resort hotel with swimming pool are also part of the development. The project includes utility installation and roadway construction.

Earth Systems performed a soils engineering investigation which entailed site reconnaissance, field exploration, laboratory testing, and geotechnical analysis of the data. Earth Systems also provided geotechnical recommendations for site preparation, grading, utility trenches, retaining walls, pavement sections, site drainage and finish improvements. The project involved mass grading of large acreage, cuts and fills from 3 to 10 feet, and up to 30 feet for retaining wall areas. Earth Systems certified technicians and inspectors perfomed grading observation and testing, foundation observations, and testing of construction materials at our in-house laboratory.