America’s Drilling Company: Your One-Stop Shop for Geotechnical Drilling Services!
Ever since we opened our doors, America’s Drilling Company has reigned as the Midwest’s premier geotechnical services contractor. No matter the type and scale of the project at hand, our team of dedicated professionals carries out the job efficiently and in accordance with our strict safety protocol. There’s more to the drilling industry than hacking apart the earth. Clients come to us when they need—to name just a few examples—monitoring well installation, soil samples taken from deep within their job site’s strata, and samples for determining soil stability for construction projects.
Let’s go over key geotechnical services offered by America’s Drilling Company!
Rock Core Drilling
One of the most frequently requested geotechnical services in the industry, rock core drilling allows clients to retrieve strata samples for analysis. The process consists of attaching a rock core barrel to a large rig. This barrel, in turn, is drilled deep into the ground under your project site; when retrieved and brought back to the surface, the barrel should contain a sizable soil sample. This sample can then be tested for strength and quality—compatibility for engineering applications such as setting anchors and determining bearing capacity.
Hollow Stem Auger Drilling
A key step in landscaping projects is identifying water-producing zones; and hollow stem auger drilling remains one of the most reliable, time-tested geotechnical processes for this. The eponymous stem’s used to drill a claw bit into the ground, simultaneously acting as a protective case to prevent the borehole from collapsing. As a result, you can more effectively obtain water samples whenever a source presents itself. Generally speaking, this process doesn’t require additives or fluids—so you can sample groundwater without compromising its integrity.
Mud Rotary Capabilities
Some geological areas prohibit hollow stem auger drilling (gravel formations, bedrock, and dense sand being three such areas strictly forbidding it), so in these situations many clients and their geotechnical contractors resort to mud rotary. First developed in the nineteenth century, this technique’s frequently used when drilling wells. The technique involves the use of lubricating fluids that keep the drill bit slick, push mud back into the borehole, and lift cuttings to the surface of the dig site.
Monitoring Well Installation
Monitoring wells allow local—as well as state and federal—authorities to observe specific groundwater levels, keep an eye on flow conditions, and obtain samples for analysis. This is essential, and the water must be checked for contamination involving substances such as chlorinated solvents and petroleum compounds. The well must be installed using the best possible equipment, the task placed in the hands of qualified personnel.
Soil Monitoring and Sampling
Projects involving construction, engineering, and agriculture should never be conducted on unstable or contaminated terrain. For this reason, we strongly encourage clients to opt for soil monitoring and sampling. With our equipment, we can retrieve viable samples to analyze for hazardous elements.
In order to penetrate solid rock—a necessary element when digging wells, preparing foundations, and exploring mineral deposits—one must hire a geotechnical contractor with the right equipment. America’s Drilling Company uses state-of-the-art mechanics and tools, in the hands of trained industry experts, to quickly and powerfully break apart the strata.
Determining soil stability is essential before constructing roads and structures. Doing so allows you to determine whether the ground is stable enough to support buildings’ foundations, determine the right depth pilings and footings, and discover whether or not changes in the subsurface are being caused by slopes on your site. This process is also frequently used when searching for mineral deposits, gas, and oil.