About Us

Founded in 1997, Soilco Materials Investigations (Pty) Limited has continued to expand its range of services to meet the needs and demands of the construction industry as well as the increasingly sophisticated requirements for geotechnical testing and environmental quality.

The firm offers a wide range of soil and materials testing services through its KwaZulu-Natal locations in Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg and Vryheid and provides a professional service to architects, engineers, contractors, commercial and industrial clients, and government entities.

Soilco is totally committed to a standard of excellence in the reliability of its test results and is ISO 17025 accredited. The knowledge and experience of its personnel about the specific conditions presented in the geographical area assist in making important decision on the proper approach to geotechnical assessment both in the field and in the laboratory, and testing services are offered on material selection, verification of material quality, trouble-shooting the failure of a part or product or to meet industry and customer requirements for material certification.

Vision

 

Soilco and its subsidiaries have a vision to be leaders in the civil engineering materials testing field in Southern Africa. To this end the company will maintain its ISO 17025 accreditation status in order to offer an excellent service to its clients and thereby advancing the interests of all its stakeholders. 

Accreditation

Soilco’s central laboratory at Westmead achieved their SANAS ISO 17025 accreditation certificate number T0213 in July 2003 and is in the process of writing the Temporary Laboratory Management System document to be accredited for field laboratories.

 SANAS Certificate (434KB)   Accreditation Schedule (438KB)

Affirmative Action Policy

Soilco is dedicated to a non-racist, non-sexist affirmative action policy. The Company recognises the difficulties that the historically disadvantaged individuals have experienced and resolves to promote the education, training and employment opportunities of those people, both from within our organisation and from the country as a whole.

 BEE Certificate (221KB)
  

Commercial Laboratories

Soilco has three commercial branches, conveniently situated at Westmead (Pinetown), Pietermaritzburg and Vryheid. All personnel undergo regular training and assessments as required by ISO 17025.

Services offered include:

  • Soils Testing, Stabilisation Designs

  • Concrete Testing and Mix Designs

  • Aggregate Testing

  • Geotechnical Testing and Investigations

  • Asphalt Testing (Pietermaritzburg and Vryheid branches)

  • Pavement Investigations for Road Rehabilitation

  • Centreline and Borrow Pit Surveys

  • Seismic Surveys

  • Coring, DCP’s, Visual Assessments, etc.

     

Field Laboratories

The Company provides laboratory equipment, transport and experienced personnel to operate and manage field laboratories for SANRAL, KZN-DOT and private developers on construction sites throughout Southern Africa and internationally.

Commercial Laboratories

Soilco has three commercial branches, conveniently situated at Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg and Vryheid. Each laboratory is fully equipped. All personnel undergo regular training and assessments as required by ISO 17025.