Smolders Geotechnical delivers the highest quality Geotechnical Services throughout Victoria, Smolders Geotechnical are specialists in soil testing and geotechnical investigations, delivering a professional and reliable service. We service both the commercial and residential sector, including small tests for home renovators to high volume builders. We can provide soil tests and reports for houses, subdivisions, unit developments, extensions, pools and decks.

Smolders Geotechnical delivers a quality professional service with fast results so you can get on with your project with confidence, knowing that you are compliant with all requirements.

We own and operate a wide range of geotechnical equipment including a large HMD Drill rig, Rockmaster Drill rigs, Tracked Tight Access drilling rig, and hand held gear – tight or restricted access is no problem.

Smolders Geotechnical is fully covered by Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance and comply with all relevant Australian Standards for your protection and peace of mind. We also meet council requirements for planning permits. We are members of the Foundations and Footing Society Victoria, Australian Geomechanics Society, and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

We deliver superior service and expert advice.

Our services include:

  • Soil testing / Site Classification Reports
  • Geotechnical Assessment and Landslip Risk Assessments to meet council requirements for Erosion Management Overlays (EMO)
  • Full Geotechnical Site Investigations
  • Basement investigations
  • Footing Probes
  • Land Capability Assessments (LCA)
  • Geotechnical drilling
  • Bushfire Attack Levels (BAL)
  • Wind Load Ratings (WLR)

Contact the Smolders Geotechnical team today to discuss your requirements and receive a fully comprehensive quote.

Xavier Smolders – Engineering Geologist
B.App Sci (Geology), MAIG, MAGS, MFFSV

Xavier has worked in both the public and private sector, starting out at the then Department of Primary Industries (DPI) gaining experience all over Victoria before taking up positions within the extractive and mining industries both locally and interstate – gaining a wealth of soil, rock and geotechnical experience along the way. Since starting Smolders Geotechnical, Xavier has worked on thousands of individual projects and strives to provide a quality service our clients trust and rely upon to meet their geotechnical & soil needs.

Andrew Smelic – Engineering Geologist
B. Sci (Geology) MSc.

Andrew has worked on projects large & small around the globe – from China, the US, South East Asia and everywhere in-between. Before coming to work with Smolders Geotechnical Andrew had worked for a number of respected Victorian geotechnical and engineering firms. Andrew also looks after the ongoing management of our drilling rigs, making sure they are safe, reliable and capable.

Richard Smart – Geotechnical Engineer/Soil Scientist
B. Sci (Soils) Phd. MAIG
Richard came to Smolders Geotechnical after working at a large respected engineering consultancy where he was looking after their Victorian in-house geotechnical & soils department. Richard has worked in both the public and private sector in both Australia and the UK including research positions at Universities. Richard has completed training in the AGS 2007 Landslide Risk Management guidelines.

All works completed by qualified professional Engineering Geologists

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