Soil Testing - Effluent Disposal - Geotechnical Drilling - Sunshine Coast

We cover South East Queensland including Sunshine Coast from Gympie to Caboolture including Bribie Island

Ground Drill is a leading Sunshine Coast based company, offering residential and commercial soil testing, effluent disposal reports and geotechnical drilling services for site investigation throughout the Sunshine Coast areas including Gympie and Caboolture.

We understand that soil conditions below the building site are critical to the structures that are built upon it. Supplying our clients with an accurate subsurface profile assists them in making important and appropriate design and engineering decisions. Without proper soil testing these below surface conditions could have a significant impact on any project’s successful outcome – possibly affecting budget, designs and building contractor’s ability to stick to agreed time schedules. Our drilling equipment is available for any size project and is capable of drilling in most terrains or locations.

Ground Drill is known for their ability to complete projects both large and small within strict time frames without sacrificing performance and for providing accurate soil testing, efficient geotechnical drilling and reliable effluent disposal reporting.

Affordable Soil Testing Sunshine Coast

Residential, Commercial and Industrial Soil Testing on the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Caloundra and Caboolture areas.

Soil Tests are needed when constructing a new residence, shed or extension. Soil tests are also known as Site Classification Reports and are used to determine the Sites Classification so an appropriate footing or foundation design can be made. It is highly recommended that you perform a Soil Test prior to purchasing a block to establish if there are any additional costs arising from poor soil conditions.

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Effective Effluent Disposal Reports Sunshine Coast

Effluent Disposal Reports are needed when constructing a new residence, adding building extensions or when the existing effluent system is failing.

One of the important aspects of an on-site wastewater and management system is the requirement for a thorough site and soil evaluation to be undertaken as part of the process of obtaining Council approval for effluent disposal within the property. On-site sewage management systems can fail because of the inability of the site to cope with effluent absorption due to impermeable clay soils, or inappropriate design.

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Professional Geotechnical Drilling Sunshine Coast

Geotechnical drilling is a type of drilling that is performed as part of the construction process.

One of the most vital aspects before a development project can begin, is knowing what subsurface materials (soil and rock) you are dealing with. Ground Drill provides the owner with the geotechnical drilling expertise to help make your project a success. Offering a range of Geotechnical and environmental drilling in all areas of the Sunshine Coast.

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Commercial & Residential Soil Testing

Soil Testing Services

Complete testing to determine density, permeability, soil moisture index and foundation loading. Contact us today and find out how our soil testing can determine the suitability of your soil with vital data for informed decision making and planning.

Why Should I Soil Test?

The main reason for this is to ensure that there aren’t any hidden physical conditions on the site that might damage your house. Reactive soil can easily cause a lot of damage if the wrong type of foundations are used for the soil classification type.

What Is Soil Reactivity?

Soil reactivity refers to how much the soil on the site is likely to move, expand and contract (normally as a result of changing moisture content).

What Is Soil Classification?

Soil is graded into classifications depending on the soils’ reactivity to certain elements. Visit our services page to read more about soil grades

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Geotechnical Drilling South East Queensland - Commercial Soil Testing for construction, roads, pipelines, bridges and more.


The quality of the soil on your site plays a key role in your construction projects. As a result, you need to identify the characteristics of the soil to determine its ability to support your structure.

As a leading provider, we are fully accredited and qualified to perform soil testing according to national quality standards.


Our technical expertise in the geotechnical drilling fields enables us to offer quality work delivered with a professional approach.

One common reason for geotechnical drilling is site investigation - used to determine whether or not a site will be suitable for construction. It includes drilling to remove rock and soil samples, along with drilling to evaluate soil stability