Services

Geotechnical Drilling Services

While the completed project is generally above ground, the project starts below it. At MATECO Drilling, we know that the conditions below the surface are as critical and complex as the structures that sit atop it. These sub-surface conditions can significantly impact the scope of your project’s design, budget and schedule.

Accurate Samples from Reliable Soils Drilling Practices

At MATECO Drilling, our Geotechnical Drilling and soils drilling services provide you with accurate, reliable samples, supplying the data necessary to make the appropriate design and engineering decisions. From soil stability and classification to groundwater depth and its inherent impact, technicians provide the answers to your design questions.

Proven experience and proven results, this is why clients have turned to MATECO Drilling since 1974 to provide Groundbreaking Solutions for their geotechnical drilling projects.

MATECO offers a variety of drilling and testing services to meet the needs of our individual client’s projects, including:

Our drilling equipment is available for both onshore and offshore projects and is capable of drilling in any terrain or location. MATECO Drilling is known for our ability to complete projects both large and complex without sacrificing performance and providing quality samples. We offer the client both hollow-stem auger and rotary drilling featuring the following drilling rigs:

  • Low Clearance
  • Small ATV Track
  • Large ATV Track and Rubber Tire
  • Large Truck Rigs
  • Pontoon Capabilities

Types of Geotechnical Drilling

SOIL SAMPLING & TESTING:

  • 2″ through 3.5″ splitspoon soil samplers
  • 2″ through 5.0″ Shelby tube soil samplers and Piston samplers
  • 3″ through 6.0″ CME continuous soil samplers
  • Wireline continuous soil sampling
  • Pitcher sampler
  • Geoprobe soil borings

ROCK CORING:

  • NQ 2″ wireline rock coring
  • NQ 3″ wireline rock coring
  • HQ wireline rock coring
  • HQ triple wireline rock coring
  • HW temporary casing with casing advancer
  • NW temporary casing with casing advancer

INSTRUMENTATION:

  • Piezometers
  • Vibrating wire piezometers
  • Inclinometers

IN-SITU TESTING:

  • Menard pressure meter
  • Vane shear testing
  • Pump-in permeability testing
  • Cone penetrometer