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Geotechnical Services Hervey Bay

Laboratory Contact
Sam Markham
Sam Markham

(07) 4124 3677

Geotechnical Services Wide Bay
107 Old Maryborough Road,
Hervey Bay, QLD 4655

  • Monday – Friday7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – SundayBy Appointment

Do you have a remote project?

Whether it is a small or large-scale project or periodic remote field testing, Geotechnical Services has the ability and capacity to provide remote testing and annex (onsite) laboratory facilities to suit client requirements across Australia. Contact our team to discuss your remote project requirements.

Our Hervey Bay laboratory has a longstanding history of over 35 years in providing reliable and accurate testing services. Our laboratory boasts a large scope of soil, concrete, and aggregate tests. Our team in Hervey Bay has extensive local knowledge and experience, having conducted thousands of testing projects in the area. Recently, our team has been involved in several notable projects, including the Thyme Lifestyle Resort, Boundary Road Extension, and Maryborough Landfill Cell, providing comprehensive testing services to meet the unique requirements of each project. With our team’s expertise and commitment to quality, clients can trust that their projects are in capable hands.

Soil Testing in Hervey Bay

Accurately assessing ground conditions and soil composition is fundamental to achieving precise and confident planning, designing, and construction. At Geotechnical Services Hervey Bay, we pride ourselves on our team of skilled technicians and drillers who have an in-depth understanding of the unique soil conditions and characteristics of their respective regions and beyond. Our Hervey Bay NATA accredited soil testing services encompass a broad scope of tests, including compaction, classification, strength and penetration, stabilisation, permeability, and reactivity. We understand the importance of reliable and accurate data and use best practice techniques and equipment to deliver results that meet the highest industry standards.

Our team provide residential and geotechnical soil testing and analysis for large road construction projects, public infrastructure, mining infrastructure, dams, landfill, large commercial projects, and residential construction projects throughout Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Gympie, Sunshine Coast, and Central Queensland.

Concrete Testing Hervey Bay

To ensure the safety and structural stability of buildings and infrastructure projects across the globe, concrete testing is a crucial process. Geotechnical Services Hervey Bay offers a variety of concrete testing services that are accredited by NATA, aimed at supporting construction projects in and around the Wide Bay region and beyond. Our team of skilled technicians in our Hervey Bay laboratory are committed to providing prompt results and reliable guidance to our clients.

Our suite of concrete testing services encompasses a range of tests, including slump testing, compressive strength testing, mass per unit volume measurement, and sampling, curing, and casting. Accurate and trustworthy testing is essential for adhering to standards and ultimately, the structural integrity of the project. Identifying flaws at an early stage leads to massive time and cost savings for our clients.

We acknowledge that each project has its distinctive set of criteria, and we aim to provide services that can adapt and adjust to cater to our clients’ particular demands. Whether it’s a modest residential project or a major infrastructure development, our concrete testing services in the Hervey Bay region are tailored to supply the essential expertise that can ensure the success of your project.

Our Services

Soil Testing

Ground conditions and soil composition are crucial to planning, designing, and building with accuracy.

Site Classification

We can service large housing and commercial developments as well as single individual housing lots.


Geotechnical drilling and sampling, utilising our purpose-built drill rigs located throughout Queensland

Hervey Bay Aggregate Testing Services

Aggregate testing is a critical process in construction that ensures the quality and safety of materials used in various construction projects throughout the Wide Bay region and beyond. The performance of materials such as crushed stone, gravel, and sand plays a significant role in the durability and strength of structures built with concrete and asphalt. Accurate testing helps to identify the characteristics of the aggregate and ensures that it meets the necessary specifications and standards.

Quarry materials are a primary source of aggregates used in construction. They are extracted from natural rock formations and processed to produce materials of different sizes and shapes. To ensure the quality of quarry materials, it is essential to carry out tests such as particle density and water absorption, wet/dry strength variation, and particle size distribution.

At Geotechnical Services Hervey Bay, we provide NATA-accredited aggregate testing services to a broad range of clients, including quarries and contractors in the Hervey Bay, Maryborough area, and surrounds. Our experienced Construction Materials Technicians deliver reliable and timely results, helping our clients make informed decisions about the materials they use in their construction projects.

Our Hervey Bay laboratory has extensive experience in compliance testing and quarry materials. We offer a comprehensive range of NATA-accredited aggregate testing services to meet your compliance and quality assurance requirements. Our services include clay and fine silt analysis, bulk density, particle density and water absorption, wet/dry strength variation, and particle size distribution, ensuring that the materials you use are of high quality and meet the necessary standards.

Geotechnical Drilling Rigs

Geotechnical drilling plays a vital role in the construction process, particularly for structures such as buildings, roads, and other infrastructure projects throughout the Hervey Bay region and beyond. Its primary purpose is to gather critical subsurface information about the site prior to construction, allowing engineers and builders to assess the site’s suitability for the proposed project.

One of the primary reasons for geotechnical drilling is site investigation, which is critical for ensuring the safety and stability of large structures. During the site investigation process, drilling is used to collect rock and soil samples and to determine soil stability and other factors that may impact the construction process.
The importance of site investigation cannot be overstated, as unsafe soil or rock conditions can lead to structural failure or pose a significant risk during natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods. In many cases, local laws require that a site be investigated for safety before a building permit can be issued. It is also essential to continue monitoring the site’s safety to identify any developing problems that could potentially pose a risk to the development.

Geotechnical drilling requires specialised equipment such as purpose-built drill rigs to be deployed to the site. At Geotechnical Services, we have a range of purpose built drill rigs located throughout the Gympie, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Central Queensland, and Sunshine Coast regions to cater to our clients’ geotechnical drilling, investigation, sampling, and site classification requirements. Our Hervey Bay team can also offer related services including, acid sulphate testing, contamination, effluence, erosion, groundwater, landslides, slope stability, and waste water septic percolation testing.

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Compaction Control

At our Hervey Bay laboratory, we offer a range of services to ensure that construction materials and methods meet site specifications and standards. Our compaction and earthworks testing services are crucial to ensure the success of any construction project.

Our team of qualified and skilled technicians offer extensive compaction control services to ensure that the construction site is stable and reduces the risk of premature construction failures, resulting in expensive maintenance or repairs. Our services cover the Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Childers, and Tiaro regions, and our team’s extensive experience and expertise ensure that we deliver accurate and reliable results to support the success of your project.

For residential and commercial developments, Level 1 Supervision and Certification during the bulk earthworks stage is essential. Our Hervey Bay team conducts reliable Level 1 Site Supervision and Testing in compliance with the ‘AS3798-2007 Guidelines on Earthworks for Commercial and Residential Developments’. We perform field density testing for earthworks and offer feedback and technical support to your elected earthworks contractor during the project.

At our NATA-accredited Hervey Bay laboratory, we use modern testing equipment and techniques to analyse material density and moisture content, ensuring accurate results that comply with relevant standards. Our comprehensive compaction control services include a detailed report on completed work, a test results summary, site maps, daily inspection records, and NATA-endorsed Level 1 certification. This certification guarantees that our reports comply with the highest standards of quality and precision.

By selecting our services, you can rest assured that your residential or commercial development project is in capable hands. Our commitment to accuracy and precision has earned us a reputation as a trusted provider of compaction control services in the Hervey Bay region.

Hervey Bay – Residential Soil Testing

Thorough soil testing is essential to ensure that the foundation of a residential property in the Hervey Bay and Maryborough areas and beyond can support the weight of the house and prevent damage from soil movements. Our soil testing process involves collecting soil samples from various depths and testing them for physical properties such as composition, strength, and load-bearing capacity. These tests are performed both on-site and in our NATA-accredited Hervey Bay laboratory (it is important to ensure the laboratory in which the soil tests are conducted is accredited to ensure correct methods and standards are utilised in the testing process). Our comprehensive soil testing services provide reliable results that help ensure the safety, quality, and environmental impact of your residential construction project.

With over 35 years of experience throughout Hervey Bay and in the soil testing and site classification industry, we have collected decades of data from thousands of boreholes and soil tests in the Gympie, Hervey Bay, Sunshine Coast, and Bundaberg regions. This extensive experience has enabled us to develop local and regional profiles of soil compositions, historical data, and site-specific information, including wind ratings. By leveraging our vast knowledge and expertise, we can provide accurate and reliable soil testing and site classification services to ensure the success of your residential construction project. Our residential soil testing services also include wind ratings and effluent disposal reports. (link to our blog)

We service all areas around Hervey Bay

  • Booral

  • Burrum Heads

  • Craignish

  • Dundowran

  • Eli Waters

  • Fraser Coast

  • Kawungan

  • Maryborough

  • Nikenbah

  • Pialba

  • Point Vernon

  • River Heads

  • Scarness

  • Sunshine Acres

  • Tiaro

  • Torquay

  • Urangan

  • Urraween

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