Environmental Drilling is used to asses the quality of the ground, and assists in control and remediation of possible contaminates in this material. Most of these investigations take place at or near fuel stations or storage facilities, tailings ponds, mines (for reclamation purposes), landfills, and spill sites.
Ground water and soil samples are generally taken during these investigations to determine levels of contamination and the delineate the footprint of a contaminated site. Quite often, Monitoring Wells are installed to facilitate monitoring of groundwater contamination over time. Vapor Monitoring Wells are also installed sometimes to measure VOC’s underground due to contamination.
Soil samples are generally taken via a “Split Spoon Sampler” or auger fight samples depending on ground conditions and the drilling methodology used in the conditions.