Geotechnical drilling is drilling which is often related to the construction of a structure such as a building. It can be part of the construction process as well as part of the investigation process conducted on site before the structure is built. ETD specializes in providing geotechnical drilling services, under the supervision of a geotechnical engineer who remains present to make sure that the drilling meets the needs of the project.
One common reason for geotechnical drilling is site investigation. Site investigation is conducted to determine whether or not a site will be suitable for construction. It includes drilling to remove rock and soil samples, along with drilling to evaluate soil stability and other topics of interest.
Site investigation is critical for large structures. Unsafe soil or rock conditions may lead to structural collapse, or could create a dangerous situation in an earthquake or flood. The law often requires that a site be investigated for safety before permits to build will be issued, and that ongoing safety monitoring occur to detect any changes or signs of developing problems which could pose a threat to the development.
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Geotechnical Drilling Specialties
- Mud & Air Rotary Drilling
- Hollow Stem Auger Drilling
- Standard Penetration Test
- Undisturbed Sampling
- Percolation/Exfiltration Test
- Test Borings
- Shelby Tube Sampling
- Three Inch Dia. Split-Spoon Sampling
- Concrete Coring
- Continuous Coring
- NX Rock Coring
- Piezometer Installation
- Inclinometer Installation
- Geological Studies