Soil testing services for site classification are provided at the request of builders, developers, owners, and architects. It is a legislative requirement that all new residential construction completes a soil test and site classification in order to design fit-for-purpose foundations. As well as new homes, this can also include extensions, retaining walls, pools, sheds, and carports. It may also be required when:
Soil testing is often done in conjunction with Wind Classification.
Site classification soil tests involve compiling a report, which outlines:
With our own NATA accredited laboratory, we thoroughly test and analyse materials. Because we have full control over the testing process, we produce extremely reliable data for every project.
With data across hundreds of thousands of soil tests, we’ve developed regional profiles of soil compositions, along with wind ratings, estate compaction information (where available), and other ‘site estate specific’ data. We can understand an estate as a whole rather than a single site.
Our easy-to-follow reports are industry-leading and will help you quickly get to the heart of costings and a building schedule.
STA is a one-stop engineer with a service range that delivers three key advantages:
Pre-planning your engineering needs means you won’t have to keep re-booking an engineer when you need a particular service. It creates efficiencies that cut service times and save you money by pulling together the services you’ll need, at a lower overall price.
With all your engineering done by a single organisation, your consultants tap into a deeper knowledge of the site and the project, which leads to high quality outcomes, with more opportunities for innovative solutions.
While STA always takes legal responsibility for its engineering designs, an up-front engineering services package makes it easier to trust our work with a strong mutual commitment, and reduced risk of potential interruption or delay.