Smolders Geotechnical Pty Ltd services Ballarat and surrounds. Our company was founded in Ballarat and our main office was on Dawson St. Ballarat Central. We have a wealth of experience in the Central Highlands/Goldfields region and are available to help with your next project.

We are fast, reliable and trusted. Don’t risk it, your building is founded on our recommendations.

We offer comprehensive reports containing all required footing recommendations. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced – some with over 30 years in the field. With our complete range of specialist drilling and testing equipment you can rest assured that you are working with the best.

Our reports contain everything required to meet your building permit requirements.

We are a full service geotechnical and soils consultant. Do you also need a Land Capability Assessment (LCA)? For all your onsite wastewater disposal / Septic assessments – we can help!


Common developments that require soil testing:

  • Extensions to Existing Houses
  • New Dwellings
  • Unit Developments
  • Upper Storey Additions/Extensions
  • Sheds or Garages
  • Pools
  • Fences
  • Retaining Walls
  • Dual Occupancy
  • Decks

Why Use Smolders Geotechnical Soil Testing Service?

  • All work carried out by fully qualified engineering geologists or geotechnical engineers
  • Fully insured with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
  • Experienced in all types of residential and commercial developments
  • Unlike most others we have a range of Drilling Rigs and equipment, selected to suit your site and conditions
  • Members of the Foundations and Footing Society Victoria, Australian Geomechanics Society, and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Quality service that is fast, responsive and comprehensive
  • Extensive experience, including difficult and tight sites
  • First step to the best outcome for your build

We have the following equipment selected to suit your site and testing requirements.

  • Hand Held augers and push tubes (for when walk in access only is available)
  • Tight access tracked rigs (access through approx. 800mm gate etc)
  • Small trailer mounted drilling rigs (for low headroom drilling)
  • 4×4 Landcruiser mounted drilling rigs – Four (4) available (for drive on sites with drilling depths to 10m)
  • 4×4 Truck mounted drilling rigs – Two (2) available (for drive on sites that require deeper testing)
  • Large High Capacity Tracked Geotechnical Drilling Rig (for big jobs where lots of testing and deep drilling is required)


All works completed by qualified professional Engineering Geologists

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