Drilling Services

Cable Percussion Drilling on Scaffold Platform

  • Window Sampling and Dynamic Probe Testing
  • Cable Percussive Boreholes
  • Rotary Boreholes

Rotary Core Drilling Bit

Archway Competitor Window Sampling Rig

Window Sampling and Dynamic Probe TestingBack to list

Window sampling is carried out by either track mounted percussive samplers or hand held hydraulic percussive samplers. Samples are retrieved in seamless plastic tubes for logging by a suitably qualified engineer. Window sampling is suited to restricted access sites, contamination investigations, and where disturbance must be kept to a minimum. The track mounted equipment is also capable of carrying out dynamic probe testing. Instrumentation can be installed in the boreholes.

Key features:

  • SPT and SPT(c) tests.
  • Various size casing available.
  • PTS certified staff.
  • CSCS certified staff.
  • NVQ staff.
Dando 2000 Cable Percussion Drilling Rig

Cable Percussive BoreholesBack to list

Cable percussive boreholes are a common method of site investigation. Using a land rover towed rig or a specialist cut down rig suited to restricted access locations most sites can be investigated. In-situ testing techniques including Standard Penetration Testing (SPT), Permeability Testing, Borehole Vane Testing and Packer Testing can all be carried out in the boreholes in order to allow our engineers to provide information for geotechnical design. Disturbed and undisturbed samples are retrieved from the boreholes for inspection and logging by engineers and subsequent testing in our laboratories. Instrumentation can be installed in the boreholes.

Key features:

  • Various size casing available (150 mm - 250 mm).
  • SPT, SPT(c), U100s, UT100s.
  • A cost effective way of traditional drilling.
  • PTS certified staff.
  • CSCS certified staff.
  • NVQ staff.
Comacchio MC300 Rotary Drilling Rig

Rotary BoreholesBack to list

Rotary drilling techniques are employed where boreholes are required in very dense gravel or bedrock. Samples of bedrock are recovered in seamless plastic tubes for subsequent logging by a suitably qualified engineer and for laboratory testing. These rigs are suitable for limited access works.

Key features:

  • Flight augers - various sizes from 100 mm to 200 mm diameter.
  • Rotary core drill and case sizes from 76 mm to 150 mm diameter.
  • Rotary window sample from 76 mm to 131 mm diameter.
  • SPTs, SPT(c), U100s, UT100s.
  • Packer tests from 67 mm to 185 mm diameter.
  • Variable head and constant head permeability testing.
  • Borehole vane testing.
  • Core orientation.
  • DTH from 78 mm to 150 mm diameter.
  • Simultaneous drilling and casing using a symmetrix 140 mm diameter casing.
  • Flush using air, air-mist, water, foam, polymer.
  • PTS certified staff.
  • CSCS certified staff.
  • NVQ staff.

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