1. Why do I need a geotechnical report?

    Answers: A geotechnical report is required to determine the condition of the soil on which you are building.


  2. What is included in my report?

    Answers: This will depend on what is required. It may be a lot classification, subdivision report or a vast suite of other tests.


  3. What is included in a lot classification report?

    Answers: A lot classification report includes site, soil and wind classification. This report is required to meet AS2870 – 2011


  4. How does the price compare to other geotechnical suppliers?

    Answers: Ideal Geotech has a range of competitively priced reports that are targeted at the specific needs of the client.


  5. How long does it take?

    Answers: Our company is recognized in the industry as being a leader in providing timely reports in a wide geographical area and range of tests.


  6. How do I know what report I need?

    Answers: Speak to our staff who have the knowledge to assist you in determining what is required to meet your particular situation.


  7. What is a lot classification?

    Answers: A lot classification is conducted on specific sites to cover a range of visual observations, site tests, DCP's/PP's and bore hole drilling.

    A geotechnical investigation is undertaken and the soil is identified, described and classified [eg (CL) silty clay, low plasticity] in accordance with Australian Standards AS 1726.

    The investigation report is very important prior to building your home, it allows you to fully understand the soil you are building on.

    Understanding the type of soil you are building on is very important prior to commencing construction of your home.

    Our lot classification will assist in determining the required depth of your foundations, so you better gauge the foundation costs up front before you commence your project. Normally foundation costs include variations which are not finalised until inspected by an engineer at the time of the concrete pour.

    We do this by having a more thorough lot classification which includes drilling two bore holes and taking three DCP/PP measurements to the depth required. This inexpensive investigation will give you piece of mind and will enable builders to more accurately determine the foundation costs without taking risks.

    Our report includes:

    • Field tests (where required)
    • DCPs (Dynamic Cone Penetrometer)
    • PP's (Pocket Penetrometer)
    • Fall of site
    • Wind classification
    • Soil classification
    • Bore hole drilling