The Sunshine Coast is a diverse region situated just north of the capital city of Queensland, Brisbane. It’s history after settlement has been influenced by timber logging, cattle farming, the Gympie gold rush, agricultural farming then tourism and of course the building industry. The retail industry is also a by-product of these other industries. Since 1980’s the Sunshine Coast has had rapid growth, which has fuelled the building industry and became the area’s main industry along with tourism. Now as the Sunshine Coast has grown further, health and education have become major industries, with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the Sunshine Coast University and many major schools both private and public. Which then in turn sprouts many service businesses. As the population has growth the farming land has been sub-divided into smaller “hobby farms” and major residential subdivisions. This has placed enormous pressure on the infrastructure system including roads, sewerage and water supplies.
As part of the building of newer infrastructure, it is necessary to have the land investigated by a soil test sunshine coast company to enable safe construction of roads, pipes and buildings. In the rural and semi-rural zones, it may be un-economical to run town sewerage and water to these areas. So it has become necessary for many individual houses to have their own water supplies i.e. water tanks, dams, bores and to treat and dispose of their own waste water (toilet, kitchen, bathing and laundry) on site. It is a council requirement to have a “site and soil evaluation” done by a registered soil testing Sunshine Coast company in order to prepare waste-water disposal and design for submission to council.
A good soil test Sunshine Coast Company will follow Australian Standard procedures. Local Knowledge is important when it comes to soil testing Sunshine Coast; the variations in soil profiles across the area are great. From low lying swampy areas to hilly and steep sloping land, manmade filled sub-divisions to rocky sandstone ridges. As a local soil test Sunshine Coast Company who has many years of experience, it is natural choice for a customer, when making a decision on which Soil Testing Sunshine Coast firm to choose. The Sunshine Coast has been through many changes over it’s history and building has been a major industry especially in recent times. There has been many new building sub-divisions created as natural bush-land and farms have been transformed into lively and picturesque housing estates. A large number of these estates have had major earthworks done to prepare for houses to be built on them. The earthworks either shape the hills and gullies into gentler sloping blocks or fill low lying areas. So the blocks are well above the natural wet and swampy soils.
A good quality soil testing Sunshine Coast Company will be aware of such possibilities and when doing the site investigation and should do what is necessary to gather the correct information. Sub-divisions that have been filled are required to have the fill placement supervised by a qualified soil test Sunshine Coast Company to ensure that the soil introduced has been compacted and have the capacity to bear the load of the house.