SJB / Empire Geo Services offers drilling services for all phases of environmental and geotechnical site investigations. We maintain an extensive inventory of field equipment and instrumentation including truck-mounted and all-terrain drilling rigs.
We have experience in well installation and geotechnical drilling for a variety of different types of projects including EPA Superfund sites, waste management facilities, site remediation projects and traditional geotechnical projects. Our experience, staff, and equipment provide us the means to meet the most stringent project requirements. In many instances, especially projects involving waste management activities, geotechnical activities overlap with environmental aspects. It is this combined expertise in environmental, geotechnical, and analytical capabilities which sets us ahead when comprehensive services are needed.
Our drilling crews have received 40 hours of safety training as required by the
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR Part 1910, as well as annual eight-hour refresher courses. Additional health and safety capabilities include SARA supervisor training, annual medical monitoring, multi-media first aid and CPR training. We employ a Corporate Safety Officer to administer a company-wide health and safety program and medical surveillance. Our drillers have experience in drilling using levels of EPA personal protective equipment (Levels B,C, and D).
Equipment and Techniques
Our fleet of 15 drill rigs includes a variety of rigs, from small CME 45s, 55s and 75s to ATV rigs such as CME 550s, track-mounted CME 850s, skid rigs and barge rigs. These rigs are supported by a fleet of vehicles including water trucks, pipe carriers, pickups, four-wheel drive trucks and equipment carriers.We also provide mobile equipment and personnel decontamination trailers equipped with high-temperature, high pressure washers, portable decontamination pads and fluid pumps.
We are well equipped to drill in excess of 200 feet, and we have rigs capable of drilling borehole diameters ranging from 2 to 16 inches, vertical or angled. SJB has completed multiple rig investigation assignments for both environmental and geotechnical projects.
- Hollow stem auger
- Mud/Air rotar
- Angle drilling
- Shelby tubes and Osterberg equipment
- Dennison barrel
- CME continuous sample
- Hydropunch II
- Dutch cone
- Vane shear equipment
- Hydraulic pressure testing
- Conventional coring
- Wireline coring