Drilling and Subsurface Exploration

 SMECON has performed over fifty of subsurface investigations and has expertise with: 

  • Shallow exploration to obtain bulk samples for pavement designs, borrow investigations and potential on-site select material availability 
  • Solid stem and hollow stem auger drilling and sampling, mud and rotary drilling, coring and air hammer drilling equipment 
  • Drilling and sampling with hand-auger equipment, portable mobile drills, skid rigs, all-terrain track mounted rigs and 4-wheel drive drill rigs 
  • Vertical, horizontal and angled drill holes 
  • Split-spoon samplers, California liner samplers, Shelby tube samples and NX wireline core samples 
  • Seismic exploration
  • Test pits, test borings and core logs are presented visually using AutoCAD