Soil Testing and
Testing your site’s soil is essential to creating a suitable and compliant foundation design.
If you are completing civil work or having a new building or retaining wall constructed, assessing the condition of your site’s soil is essential to producing a suitable and compliant foundation design.
If the soil on your property can’t provide an adequate base to accommodate your proposed structure, a cost-effective solution needs to be applied.
This is where our soil testing and foundation design consulting services can prove invaluable to identify the best outcome for your budget and the longevity of your infrastructure.
How does the soil testing and foundation design process work?
With the type of work (civil, construction, retaining wall, and the like) to be completed in mind, we take soil samples from across your site and test their integrity, looking at density, strength, compaction and other parameters as needed to make an informed decision.
The results of this testing will determine the suitability of the soil for your planned project. If the soil isn’t suitable, we’ll advise the most cost-effective and straight forward course of remedial action. This could be replacement of soil or a tailored foundation design such as piling.
To support your application for building consent and code compliance certification, we can provide soil reports and producer statements for foundation design (PS1) and construction review (PS4).
What do our soil testing and foundation design services cover?
Our civil engineering teams in Taranaki and Waikato provide soil testing and foundation services including: