Soil Testing Kits
Whether you need testing for soil in your garden or a construction site that you believe to have been contaminated or if you’re simply looking to assess the quality of soil, a full contaminated land investigation with technicians taking soil samples may be unnecessarily costly and detailed. Therefore, we can offer home testing kits or commercial site testing kits, for construction or waste disposal, to allow you to take samples yourself, dramatically reducing the cost while still providing a professional UKAS accredited testing service.Get In Touch
Soil Sample Testing Kits from £300
Our soil sample testing kits allow you to take soil samples yourself and send them to our UKAS accredited laboratory for testing. This cuts the cost of sending a technician to carry out soil sampling and is ideal for smaller projects that only require a small amount of sampling. It also allows for a quicker turnaround as we are able to send soil testing kits to you within 2 days, you can take samples whenever is convenient for you, then we can analyse those samples within 6 working days as standard or 3 working days if you opt for our fast track turnaround.
Our bespoke service can include in-depth analysis of laboratory results to provide you with information on your samples with regards to its chemical properties and what this means in layman's terms. Alternatively, we can simply provide you with the raw results of laboratory testing without any interpretation as a cheaper option. If you are unsure about what you need your samples tested for, let us know your requirements and we can also suggest a suite of testing that will be most appropriate for your needs.
With our soil sample testing kits starting at £300, including delivery & collection to/from your selected location, they provide a simple, quick, convenient and, most of all, affordable way to test soil for contamination or quality.
What Your Soil Sample Testing Kit Will Include
Your home or small project soil testing kit will include either a 250ml glass jar and a smaller glass jar, for contamination testing, or two 500ml plastic tubs, for soil quality testing, or both if you would like to test for contamination and soil quality. These containers can be posted to your chosen location within 2 days and will include guidelines on how to take the sample to ensure the most accurate results. We will then arrange the collection of your sample to be delivered to our UKAS accredited laboratory where it will be professionally analysed within 6 working days, or 3 working days if you opt for our fast track turnaround, and we then prepare a report detailing the assessment carried out and the results of laboratory testing in layman's terms.
Home & Small Project Contaminated Soil Testing Kits
Our home and small construction/ development project soil testing kits can be used to assess potentially contaminated soil. Contamination in residential areas can come from a range of sources. For example, houses built on previous industrial land or nearby existing industrial land can cause heavy metal and hydrocarbon contamination in your garden or on your site. Contamination can also come from accidental spillages of fuel or other potential contaminants and can lead to problems with plant growth and can be harmful to your health.
Soil testing kits can be used to test soil for heavy metals (e.g. Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead etc.) and hydrocarbons (e.g. petrol and diesel) as well as other contaminants like cyanide and asbestos which can be assessed against screening values to determine whether your land is contaminated.
Soil Quality Home Testing Kits
As well as testing for contamination, soil sample testing kits can be used to find out the quality of the soil in your garden to find out whether it will provide adequate growing conditions for plants and vegetables. By testing the quality of your garden soil you can determine whether the soil will need fertilisation and which plants will grow best in your garden. This can save you money and time wasted on buying the wrong products or planting in unproductive soil.
A home soil testing kit can analyse the soil in your garden for its organic matter content, pH, carbonate and Carbon:Nitrogen ratio as well as essential nutrients like Phosphorous, Potassium and Magnesium. This will allow you to determine the suitability/ quality of your garden soil for growing plants and vegetables as these properties are all very important for plant growth.
How to Get a Soil Test Kit
We offer a simple, quick, convenient and, most of all, affordable soil contamination and/or soil quality testing service with analysis carried out within 6 working days as standard or 3 working days if you opt for our fast track turnaround.
1. Contact us and let us know your requirements
2. Following initial consultation we can provide an outline proposal detailing how we can help and the costs involved
3. We will post a sample kit to your selected location (your home, business or site etc...)
4. You can as take long as you need to take samples and can call us to arrange collection whenever is convenient for you
5. Samples will be collected for analysis in our UKAS accredited laboratory
6. A completed report detailing the assessment carried out and the results of laboratory testing in layman’s terms will be sent to you withing 6 working days from our receipt of samples or 3 working days, if you opt for our fast track turnaround
6. If you're simply looking for more information about our soil sample contamination and quality testing kits or our company then complete the form on our contact page and we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry in a timely manner