Soil Testing & Site Classifications

Soil testing is the on-site part of testing the soil on your site. This work is done by a soil tester or a engineer.. Site classifications are the reports that soil testers provide for house allotments.

Soil testing for a new home or house extension includes

  • Bore holes (holes made using an auger) to retrieve and identify the types of soil on your site.
  • DCP testing – banging a metal rod into the ground and recording how many ‘bangs’ it takes to knock the rod into the ground  each 100mm. The higher the number the better.
  • Soil samples. The soil tester retrieves soil samples for further testing in the laboratory.
  • On-site assessment. The soil tester records how sandy, clayey, silty or rocky the soil is.

How to Book a Site Classification

When asking for a soil test for a new house or a house extension, be sure to ask for a Site Classification that complies with AS2870.

Booking a site classification is as simple as sending a proposed site plan to a local, experienced soil tester along with contact details on how to access the property.

Local, experienced soil testers have better knowledge of your area and the type of soils in your area.

Find an Experienced Soil Tester

If you need a local, experienced soil tester in Brisbane or Mackay,, these are the soil testers we use and recommend:

Soil Testing & Site Classifications – Brisbane

Soil Surveys07 3369 6000

Soil Testing & Site Classifications – Mackay

Subtest – 0431 010 401

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