Different projects require different geotechnical inputs resulting in a large range of possible investigations.  The purpose of this section is to provide the client with a basic description or understanding of the more common engineering geological investigations, mainly associated with township development and associated infrastructure, as well as a short list of other investigation types.


  • Shallow soil investigation for late enrolment
  • Dolomite stability investigation for late enrolment
  • Brownfield housing investigation
  • Rural housing investigation
  • Shallow and deep foundation specific investigation
  • Pipeline planning and design-level investigation
  • Cemetery investigation
  • Borrow pit investigation
  • Rock and soil slope stability assessment and design
  • General earthwork design and quality control
  • General construction material investigation
  • Percolation testing for environmental and soak-away system design
  • Embankment assessment, investigation and slope optimisation
  • Municipal waste disposal slope assessment and optimisation

The field of study or services provided by RockSoil Consult is not limited to the studies mentioned.  Clients are urged to make contact with RockSoil Consult in order to receive project specific guidance, input or quotations.

Township Establishment Related Investigations

  • Basic desk study
  • Preliminary investigations for township establishment
  • Phase I detailed shallow soil investigation
  • Phase II shallow soil investigation
  • Bedrock identification investigation (dolomitic land)
  • Feasibility-level (Phase 1) dolomite stability investigation (dolomitic land)
  • Design-level (Phase 2) dolomite stability investigation (dolomitic land)