Soil Testing on the Gold Coast
Soil testing for the Gold Coast and surrounds. Our experienced and qualified team offer an efficient and professional soil testing service for renovators, home builders, and property developer. Quality documentation in line with current soil testing certification requirements ensures your Gold Coast project keeps moving forward. Our locally based, Gold Coast soil testing geotechnician’s have extensive experience in site investigation and classification for both residential and commercial sites. Our team are fully equipped to assess sites for new homes, renovations, extensions, pre-purchase due diligence, townhouse developments, unit development and commercial structures on the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Soil Testing & Assessment Services
When we undertake a new project, we assess the site in accordance with the appropriate Australian Standards. This typically involves:
- Review of site characteristics such as fall, existing and surrounding structures, drainage etc;
- Drilling of a minimum of 2 test holes to a target depth of 3.0m;
- Assessment of ground bearing capacity;
- Collection of samples where appropriate;
- In-house laboratory testing; and
- Site Classification in accordance with Australian Standard AS2870 – Residential Slabs and Footings.
When we undertake soil testing on your Gold Coast property, you can ensure we have ticked all the boxes to satisfy the appropriate Australian Standards and will provide complete and accurate soil testing reports for your building and construction team.
Gold Coast Site Investigation
When it comes to site investigation and classification there is no substitute for clear, concise recommendations, particularly where soil testing is concerned. Accurate Gold Coast soil testing ensures that any footing and slab system designed for your Gold Coast site will be appropriate for the site conditions and cost effective. We’ll make sure your site doesn’t turn into Sea World when it rains, and that Point Danger is a local place you sightsee, not your driveway!
All we need to complete the soil test is a copy of the site plan showing any existing buildings, the location of any proposed new construction, approximate location of site services (where possible), and an indication of ease of site access.
Why Does My Property Need A Soil Test?
Soil testing for your Gold Coast property is an important step in the design phase of your new build, renovation or land purchase.
Soil testing provides invaluable insight into the soil on your Gold Coast property. Specifically, it is a report that classifies the soil in terms of how likely it is to move, expand or contract; along with the ability of the soil to bear weight. The soil is graded by class and type of building you can construct on your Gold Coast property, particular building materials that should be used, and fosters a solid foundation for both your plans, and your building.
Accurate soil testing also helps to avoid nasty cost overruns with your Gold Coast project. Knowing upfront the nature of your soil, and how it will react helps you to plan for potential issues with your site and allows you the opportunity to adjust or guide your building plans accordingly.
Gold Coast Soil Testing Reaching New Depths!
Using a local Gold Coast soil testing company ensures a quick and accurate report for your property. Get in touch today to see how we can help with your project!