©2018 by The Robert B. Balter Company.



The Robert B. Balter Company offers Geotechnical,  Geo-environmental, and Pavement Engineering, Special Inspections, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), Acceptance Testing, Civil and Materials Inspection, Materials Laboratory Testing, and  Subsurface Exploration Services.    


Through two generations of service, Balter has developed a solid reputation as among the most experienced geotechnical engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region providing our expertise for the design and construction of more than 17,500 projects throughout the United States and Internationally.

Balter has a commitment to our Company reputation, and an understanding that our clients deserve the confidence in knowing we will provide a consistent and unwavering level of quality to their projects with known talent.  This is perhaps among the most unique business philosophies in the marketplace.

We are proud of our long standing reputation for integrity and ethical conduct, and our continuing efforts to advance quality Geotechnical and Materials consulting practices throughout our industry.


Exceptional Accreditations to Support our Engineering Services...    

  • AASHTO R-18 Standard Recommended Practice for Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing Laboratories

  • ASTM E329 Testing and Inspection of Construction Materials

  • ASTM C1077 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates 

  • ASTM D3666 Roads and Paving Materials 

  • ASTM D3740 Soil and Rock in Design and Construction

  • ASTM C1093 Unit Masonry

  • ER 1110-1-261 US Army Corps of Engineers validations (military facilities)   

  • Construction Quality Management(CQM) (certified) for USACE & NAVFAC for Inspection and Testing of Military Facilities  

  • WACEL in all building materials 


  • ICC, CWI and NDT in all Building and Structural Elements

  • NACE for Coatings

Balter is recognized as a Woman-Owned Business (WBE) and Small Business through various Federal, State and Local Agencies.                                                  


Developing Our Community

  • MAA Program Management 

  • MES SBR Geotechnical Engineering Services IDIQ

  • DDOT (Washington DC) Geotechnical Engineering Services IDIQ

  • MAA A/B Connector and Baggage Handling System Replacement Project at BWI             

  • Crescent Development Office, Retail, and Restaurant Development, Columbia, MD

  • DCA Hold Bay 4 Reconstruction and Reconfiguration

  • DCA New North Concourse Package 2B

  • PHL CM/PM for Federally-Funded Airports Improvements

  • Skipjack Wind Farm, Delaware Waters, Atlantic Ocean 

  • Verification Coring and Subsurface Explorations at Buckeye Lake, Ohio         

  • CM Services Runway 27L Extension for Philadelphia International

  • Airport A/E Design Services for Airfield Panel Replacement at Washington Dulles International Airport 

  • Terminal B/C Redevelopment Program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  • On-Call Civil Design Services for Philadelphia International Airport 

  • CM Services for the CEP Stage 1 Airfield Development Project for Philadelphia International Airport 

  • 32,000 LF Force Main/Outfall Sewer/Interceptor Geotechnical Study from Gunpowder to White Marsh for Baltimore County

  • A/E Task Order Design Services Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Dulles Toll Road System 


We appreciate the many excellent clients who make this possible                        




Continuing our 50+ year relationship beginning with James Rouse, Balter...

From Fields and Forest to Millions of Square Feet of Office Space

November 5, 2019

One of the Oldest Dams in the Country Gets a Check-up

May 17, 2019

Silver Spring's Modern Library

March 30, 2018

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18 Music Fair Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA


(410) 363-1555