Rock Core Drilling

Geotechnical Drilling
Soil Monitoring and Sampling
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About America’s Drilling Company

America’s Drilling Company is a full service drilling contractor providing superior geotechnical services such as rock core drilling, mud rotary, soil sampling, and monitoring well installation. Each project is carried out safely and according to schedule — using state of the art technology and highly trained personnel. Our dedication to safety and efficiency has earned us the status as the #1 drilling company in the Midwest!

* AmeriFence Corporation and America’s Drilling Company are divisions of American Fence Company.


Rock Core Drilling

Rock core drilling allows you to sample the strata under your project site. The drilling team attaches a powerful rock core barrel to a rig and then burrows into the ground; the core comes up again with a cylinder-shaped rock sample. This sample can then be analyzed to determine strata strength and quality—essential for engineering applications such as bearing capacity and setting anchors.

Hollow Stem Auger Drilling

One of the most reliable forms of drilling in environmental and geotechnical applications, the hollow stem auger technique is often used to collect evidence when identifying water-producing zones. After drilling a claw bit into the ground, the hollow stem acts as a temporary casing, which keeps the borehole from collapsing and allows you to take samples or set groundwater monitoring in place. This technique uses no additives and usually doesn\’t require the introduction of fluids—thereby preserving groundwater integrity.

Mud Rotary Capabilities

A technique developed in the late nineteenth century, mud rotary remains one of the fastest and most efficient drilling methods today. Commonly used when drilling wells, mud rotary uses fluid to lubricate the drill bit, carry cuttings to the surface, and circulates mud back into the borehole. It is frequently used in geological areas prohibiting hollow stem augers—e.g., bedrock, dense sand, and gravel formations.

Monitoring Well Installation

Monitoring wells allow for the analysis of groundwater and are often sampled by local, state, and federal agencies. A monitoring well is essential in areas known for or suspected of contamination by petroleum compounds, chlorinated solvents, and similar substances. America’s Drilling Company uses state-of-the-art augers for monitoring well installation.

Soil Monitoring and Sampling

One way to reduce the risk of working on unstable or contaminated terrain is to perform soil monitoring and sampling. America’s Drilling Company employs top-notch equipment to retrieve soil samples so you can detect hazardous elements. This process is useful when determining ideal locations for wells and agriculture.

Rock Drilling

Rock drilling is essential for tasks such as digging wells, preparing foundations, and exploring mineral deposits. To penetrate solid rock, you need equipment fabricated from the right material and fashioned with good lubrication systems. The rock drilling equipment used by America’s Drilling Company utilizes power and speed to break through the strata.

Geotechnical Drilling

Geotechnical drilling is frequently used to determine soil stability where structures or roads will be constructed. Through this process, you can decipher whether the ground is solid enough for foundation, how deep pilings and footings must be installed, and if slopes are causing movement in the subsurface. Geotechnical drilling is also frequently used when searching for gas, oil, and mineral deposits.


PalmSHIELD maintains its status as the industry leader in mechanical and architectural screening, our products including rooftop screening, mechanical screens, architectural screens, dumpster enclosures. PalmSHIELD’s fully engineered louvered panels have been delivered to and installed across the nation and remain supremely popular to this day.

The gate manufacturing division of American Fence Company, America’s Gate Company designs and installs both ready-made and custom fabricated gates for a wide variety of applications and venues, our experience going back 55+ years. Today, we operate ten fabrication facilities in the Midwest and employ whole teams of computer-aided designers and certified welders, all of whom collaborate with you to ensure the gate we install is the gate you need.

American Fence Company is the Midwest’s fence supplier and contractor of choice. For over 50 years, we have been serving the Midwest in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas operating as AmeriFence Corporation, Minnesota and South Dakota, but you can also find our projects nationwide. We are the leading residential and commercial fence contractor in our service area. Along with our fence expertise, we also have multiple divisions to cover every part of your project: American Fence Company is equipped with a vast inventory and a custom metals shop. We are capable of creating the perfect fence and gate for your project.

As the Midwest’s topmost competitive temporary fence and barricade provider, American Fence Rental maintains an inventory consisting of thousands of rental fence panels, posts, fabric, and barricades. All of which are on hand for delivery and installation. Having operated in the Midwest 55+ years, we’ve successfully installed thousands of panels and remain the industry leader for temporary fence options and materials. Need temporary fencing customized to your individual project? We can accommodate you!

For 55+ years, American Playground Company has designed, fabricated, and installed high-quality playground equipment in Des Moines and across the Midwest. To this day, we remain the Midwest’s #1 contractor, our team of professionals consisting of experienced project planners, inspectors, and installers. When you hire us, we communicate with you to ensure the playground we install meets your needs and requirements.

As the #1 access control specialists in Iowa, the team at American Access Company has been trained to handle gate entry systems for both residential and commercial applications. This includes the intricate accessories that add convenience and enhanced security to areas equipped with automated gates. In addition to installation, American Access Company handles gate repair and maintenance in Des Moines. The gates we design, fabricate, and install are available in many types: swing gates, slide gates, cantilevered gates, barriers arms, and more.

IronShield provides top-tier powder coating services to a vast clientele ranging from enormous industrial complexes to automobile enthusiasts wanting to spiff up the rims of their hotrod. Operating one of the nation’s largest powder coating ovens, we have all the equipment and personnel needed for projects big and small. Coating can consist of a single color total application or multiple colors used in a masking technique to achieve a particular design.

Our custom metals manufacturing division, for more than 55 years, has designed, engineered, and manufactured custom metals products including gates, screening, and railings. Our products have been shipped to and installed across the nation, for customers that include NASA, Tesla, MGM Casino, the College World Series Ballpark, and SpaceX. In-house metals manufacturing is carried out in a 92,000 sq. ft. facility that also handles media blasting, wet coat application, and powder coating.

American Fence Company is one of the nation’s top ten largest fence contractors. Our buying power is considerable. It is for this reason that we are able to bid projects at a competitive market price and still have considerable funds to pay qualified subcontractors while still making a reasonable profit. This is not your typical contractor experience. We offer top dollar and above market opportunities to our contractors. In most cases, you will discover that contracting with us is far more profitable and rewarding than attempting to hang your own shingle and go it alone.


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