Spencer Geological Consulting

Charles Spencer, Ph.D., R.G.


(816) 812-8185


Foundation Damage & Basement Water

Elevated Radon Readings

Site Flooding, Erosion & Slope Stability

Environmental Consulting

K-12 Earth Science Education

Author & Speaker

Fee Schedule


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My consulting practice is focused on diagnosing the causes of a range of problems encountered by homeowners including: foundation damage, basement water entry, flooding, erosion, radon and slope movement.

The geologic environment is the source of these problems, and it is critical to understand the geologic processes involved before a repair is attempted.

I do not do foundation repair work, waterproofing, landscaping or radon mitigation, so I will provide an independent opinion about why a problem exists, and what to do about it.

Click on a button to the left to learn more about my consulting practice. If you have any geology-related problem or question, please feel free to contact me.

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About Me

I am a geologist, educator and writer with more than 25 years experience providing consulting to residential and commercial clients in the areas of environmental and engineering geology, and teaching at the college level. My education included coursework in hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental geology, geological aspects of land use planning, soil and rock mechanics, and groundwater engineering. I began consulting to homeowners in the mid-1980s at the Center for Underground Studies at UMKC, as part of a program that generated research funds through consulting projects. Following completion of my doctorate (which focused on local radon sources) I continued work as a private consultant to both residential and commercial clients assessing foundation damage, water entry and radon problems. During my stints as a college professor I worked as an earth science content specialist on several grant-funded projects involving K-12 teacher professional development.



Licensure and Memberships:
  • Registered Geologist, Missouri (License # RG383)
  • Licensed Geologist, Kansas (License # 528)                   
  • Member, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
  • Member, Geological Society of America
  • Member, National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society


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