S.W.COLE Explorations offers test boring services for the geotechnical, environmental, geothermal, groundwater, geology and construction industries.
Test borings – S.W.COLE Explorations uses continuous flight (solid stem) augers for shallow sampling or to probe for ledge. We utilize hollow stem auger borings, available in several diameters, for sampling soil with a rod and split spoon.
We provide cased borings using the wash and drive method of drilling and split spoon sampling, with several diameters of casing available. We can obtain Shelby tube clay samples.
We provide wire-line core drilling for continuous coring and sampling of bedrock.
We can also install geotechnical and other instrumentation.
In-situ testing – Standard penetration testing is completed with calibrated auto-hammers available on most of our drilling rigs.
In-situ testing can be completed to obtain real time data including shear vanes in soft clay soils.
For groundwater monitoring and data collection we can install piezometers, monitoring wells, and other instrumentation.
Environmental – Our 40 hour HAZWOPER trained drilling crews work with our clients to provide continuous sampling, the installation of monitoring wells, piezometers, and other instrumentation or monitoring devices.