Soil Testing Brisbane

Soil Testing AND Geotechnical Services Brisbane


Independent Soil Testing in Brisbane has been servicing Queensland for over 30 years. We offer expert geotechnical testing for our clients to ensure your soil is at optimal conditions to undergo your process.

Our soil investigation and “soil test” provide efficient solutions for your residential and commercial site from the preliminary design phase through completion.

Why is Soil Testing Important

Soil test and analysis help determine the rate of settlement and bearing capacity of the soil. This is especially important when building or buying a block of land.

There are two main types of soil tests in Brisbane and soil reports that can be carried out when building or buying a block of land.


Firstly, On Site Soil Investigation Test

This is where our geotechnical engineer goes to your site. A common example is on unsewered blocks most local authorities require a site and soil evaluation to determine the permeability of the soil for the purpose of drainage design. A Permeability test and soil reports are to determine the amount of drainage that is required on the soil types encountered.


Second is Structural Soil Testing
This is when soil samples are collected from your site. Material is then returned to our lab for laboratory testing and further analysis. Field density testing is carried out in the field to determine the density of the material. The results of soil tests will provide information about the soil’s characteristics, nature, and reactivity. Our soil testing determines the soil strata and the strength of the soils.
 If you require soil testing in Gold Coast regions, Greater Brisbane or South East Queensland, we’ve got you covered.


  • Geotechnical Engineering Investigation and laboratory testing
  • Soil & Foundation Report
  • Foundation Inspection
  • Compaction Control Testing
  • Field Density Testing services during filling
  • Pier Drilling Observation Services
  • Moisture Tests
  • Atterberg Limited / Plasticity Index (PI)
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Permeability Test
  • General geotechnical site investigation

Why Choose Independent Soil Testing?

Vast Experience 

Our Geotechnical laboratory is staffed by qualified engineers and technicians with vast experience in conducting soil investigation and testing for South East Queensland and Southern Moreton Bay Area since 1990. 

Our team has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering quality Geotechnical and Environmental Services that help in the successful design and completion of residential and commercial projects. 

Reliable Service

We work diligently to deliver reliable soil investigation and testing to determine the compounds in your soil to ensure it is suitable for the design and purpose of the construction. Making informed decisions about your construction project is made easier by our accurate and reliable service.

Efficient Solutions 

We work efficiently in investigating the suitability of the soil on which the construction will take place on. Our laboratory has a quality management system in place to ensure that the tests are carried out timely and correctly to provide comprehensive soil solutions from the preliminary design phase through completion.  

Fully Qualified

Our dedicated team ensures that the tests are carried out correctly. With their knowledge of soil mechanics, they investigate subsurface conditions, design earthworks, and use numerical analysis and laboratory testing to use accurate and reliable data for informed decisions that result in the successful design and construction of your project.

Streamlined Process

Our team utilises heavy machinery that streamlines the process of geotechnical engineering (i.e; the discipline of how infrastructure interacts with the ground). With our geotech testing, you can rest assured knowing the soil conditions for your construction process are optimal for construction.


Site investigation is the process of collecting information about the subsurface conditions at a particular location. Soil testing is the process of testing soil samples to determine their physical and engineering properties. 

There are many different types of soil tests that can be carried out. The type of test that is carried out depends on the particular application. Some of the more common types of soil tests include Atterberg limits testing, compaction testing, permeability testing, and shear strength testing.

Soil testing report is a document that describes the results of soil and rock testing. The report includes a description of the site conditions, the type of testing that was carried out, and the results of the tests.

A geotechnical investigation will help you understand the physical and chemical properties of your soil. This information is important for the design of foundations, earthworks, and many other engineering works.

Contact us to talk about your building application, soil testing requirements and a soil test on site investigation.

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Michael Mulholland

0421 180 040, (07) 5510 9148

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