GDS Consulting Engineers have there own small drilling rigs, soil testing field and laboratory equipment and has colleagues in the field to provide contract drilling services, soil testing and investigation services. We specialise, small lots, small and hard to access properties for geotechnical investigations, existing building sites, renovations and extensions, pools, subdivisions, multi residential subdivisions, bay island properties and canal sites.

The benefits of soil testing and good geotechnical site investigation:-

  • Allows for a site classification for efficient design of the footings and slab on ground to suit the site conditions
  • Provides information to confirm the soil foundation material to support the proposed building structure above
  • Identifies soil parameters for the design retaining walls and slope stability
  • Other soil information can be assessed such as soil permeability, strength, pH, reactivity, bearing strength, and classification