Slab Heave Monitoring - About SLABsense

SLABsense aims to reduce the concern, confusion, costs & conflict of residential slab heave by leveraging innovation, technology & data. 

    How We're Different


    SLABsense was founded on innovation and problem solving - we're not just using the latest technology, we've developed our own patent pending sensors and are bringing new services to the residential construction & engineering industries! 

    Data based decisions

    We believe data makes you smarter!

    Traditional slab heave investigations are based on one or two, ‘point-in-time’ measurements often taken months apart. SLABsense captures daily data across a number of sources to add critical context, clarity and a trend timeline enabling more informed decisions. 


    Diverse expertise and insights from differing industries drives innovation and great services.

    SLABsense combines a technology, innovation and service delivery focus with industry specialist research & collaborations to develop effective solutions and services. 

    ​Experience, research & early collaborator industry experience spans IT, soil science & testing, forensic structural engineering, volume home building, human-centered design, business planning and finance. 

    An unique perspective

    SLABsense bridges the gap between people, technology & science.

    The business model & product offering have been designed from the ground up by SLABsense's founder Rob Young. 

    • Lived experience of slab heave means he understands how home owners feel.
    • 27 years of technology based service design & delivery experience within CSIRO means he understands scientists and engineers, what they do and how to deliver the tech they need. 
    • Broad IT knowledge unlocks the potential for new applications and cross-industry use of technology. 
    • Innovation training, tools and a curious 'challenge the norm' mindset means he's always looking for new solutions to real customer problems. 

    Meet the Team

    Rob - Founder & Director

    Rob started SLABsense after seeing the concern, confusion, costs and conflict slab heave caused his neighbour and to some extent his own family & home. The problem was complex, important and interesting enough that he set about finding a solution.    

    Prior to SLABsense, Rob's career spanned 27 years delivering, designing and managing IT services for CSIRO, with the last few years leading their human-centred design program; coaching business analysts, staff & stakeholders through facilitated workshops and design sprints.
    Rob is certified in Business Design, Innovation, Human-Centred Service Design, Design Thinking and has a Diploma of Management. 

    Kylie - CFO

    Kylie oversees SLABsense's financial management and is also a Director of Tax and Business Services at Davidsons, a leading accounting and business advisory firm in Geelong (Head Office) and Torquay.

    She has worked in public practice since 1999, is 
    a CPA and Associate of the Taxation Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and financial planning from Deakin University.

    Daryl - Developer

    Daryl is our Level Sensor device developer. He's managed to interpret Rob's vision into a fully functioning, industry first and patent pending device. 

    He has decades of experience configuring and managing technology services for some of Australia's largest firms and government departments. 

    Guilherme - Developer

    Guilherme is a software engineer with more than 10 years experience and a passion for projects involving social and environmental impacts. He has over two years prior experience developing web and mobile solutions for SLABsense's cloud platform provider including contributions to their SDK.

    He is responsible for our customisations and scripts that provide a better customer and admin experience when viewing and managing all our sensor data. 

    Renae - Manufacturing & Logistics

    Renae builds, individually calibrates and ships all our sensors from our workshop in Geelong. She has experience as a top performer and assistant team lead at one of Geelong's largest warehouses.