Drilling Services

Environmental Drilling Services

What Is Environmental Drilling?


Environmental drilling is a process used to collect samples of soil, water, and other materials from beneath the surface of the earth. This type of drilling is often used to investigate and delineate subsurface conditions and monitor them over time. The data collected may be used to identify areas of soil or groundwater contamination, log water table depths, or monitor and confirm the efficacy of remediation efforts.

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Collecting soil samples for further analyzing

Why Use Environmental Drilling?


There are many reasons why you might need to use environmental drilling services. For example, you might need to collect samples of soil or water to test for contamination, or you might need to monitor groundwater levels over time to ensure that your property is not at risk for flooding. Whatever your needs, environmental drilling can provide the data necessary to make informed decisions about your property.

How Can CSI Help?


Consulting Services Incorporated (CSI) proudly offers environmental drilling services throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and South Carolina. We have a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing quality services to our clients. We offer a variety of services, including environmental drilling, that can provide you with the information you need to ensure your project remains on track. In addition to providing you with drilling services, we can also provide consulting services where we will be there for you every step of the way, from planning to construction to maintenance. If you're interested in learning more about our services, don't hesitate to reach out to our team today!

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The benefits of Environmental Drilling Services Infographic

Our Qualifications

Environmental drilling is serious business, and you want to be sure you're working with professionals who understand what's at stake. Luckily, our team at CSI is licensed to practice engineering and testing in more than 10 states, including Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and South Caroline. Check out our Qualifications page to learn more, and when you're ready reach out to us at CSI to request our help for your next project.

We look forward to working with you!

Geotechnical Drilling Services

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Drilling Services 

If you're in need of drilling services for your next project, look no further than Consulting Services Incorporated. We offer a wide range of geotechnical drilling services that are sure to meet your needs. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible, and we'll work hard to ensure that your project is a success. Learn more and reach out to us to begin your project today!


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What Is Geotechnical Drilling?

Geotechnical drilling is the process of obtaining samples of subsurface soils and rocks to determine their physical and engineering properties. This type of drilling is typically performed by a geotechnical engineer or a drilling company that specializes in this type of work. The purpose of geotechnical drilling is to gather information about the subsurface materials that will be used to support the proposed construction project.


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Why Is Geotechnical Drilling Important?

Geotechnical drilling is important because it provides information that helps engineers design a safe and efficient foundation for a proposed construction project. This type of drilling can also be used to monitor the progress of a construction project and to assess the stability of the subsurface materials.


photo of ground samples


What Are The Different Types Of Geotechnical Drilling?

There are several different types of geotechnical drilling, and the type of drilling that is used will depend on the specific needs of the project. Some of the most common types of geotechnical drilling include: 

  • Percussion Drilling: This type of drilling uses a hammer to create holes in the subsurface material. 
  • Rotary Drilling: This type of drilling uses a rotating drill bit to create holes in the subsurface material. 
  • Cable Tool Drilling: This type of drilling uses a cable tool to create holes in the subsurface material. Direct Push Drilling: This type of drilling uses a direct push method to create holes in the subsurface material. 
  • Reverse Circulation Drilling: This type of drilling uses a reverse circulation method to create holes in the subsurface material.



At CSI, we provide drilling services to better serve our clients and to provide direct service to our projects.

For projects involving new building construction, our drill team meets the International Building Code requirements for "qualified personnel" on-site during all drilling and sampling: a driller AND a geotechnical engineer. All of our boring locations are also located using total station technology for a trusted degree of accuracy.

We can utilize our UAS (unmanned aerial system) services to provide full site mapping to provide the total 3-dimensional model of the subsurface conditions at the site. Contact us today to learn more about our drilling services. 

The geotechnical drilling services include:

  • Site planning: rock soundings for determining soil thickness, topsoil quantities, borrow area suitability, and depth to top of rock
  • Soil investigation drilling and sampling for conventional geotechnical reports
  • Conventional soil augering (hollow stem and solid flight augering)
  • Multiple diameter drilling tools for ease and options of usage
  • Standard penetration testing/splitspoon sampling
  • Rock coring and sampling: NX/NQ
  • Rock cut slope designs and engineering
  • Down hole camera and video logging
  • Menard pressure meters and other instrumentation

We also provide environmental drilling and sampling as well as water/mineral exploration drilling:

  • Monitoring wells
  • Soil and water sampling
  • Direct push sampling
  • Sampling of bedrock for mine planning, mineral quality assessment and mineral quantity estimating
  • Water wells (agricultural and domestic)
We have certified equipment operators for bulldozer support for access & performing test pits via backhoe or excavators.
We have certified equipment operators for bulldozer support for access & performing test pits via backhoe or excavators.

We also have certified equipment operators in case the need arises for bulldozer support for access and/or the need for performing test pits via backhoe or other excavators.


Finally, we readily subcontract work for larger, difficult, high-end technical work and specialty drilling:

  • Barge drilling
  • Field vane shear testing
  • Mud rotary/wash drilling
  • Air rotary and percussion
  • Denison/piston sampling

We appreciate the opportunities for our existing clientele and look forward to the possibilities of providing our drilling and field services for our clients.


Consulting Services Incorporated has the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to provide you with industry-leading drilling services. To learn more or to get started on your project, reach out to us today!

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