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What is Air Vacuum Excavation?

Vacuum excavation is an ideal method used by drilling contractors for working around utilities or within soft trenches.  It’s often referred to as a “soft dig.”  In essence, the process is based in using high pressure air or water to break apart subsurface materials.  This offers an efficient and safe alternative to hand digging.  It…
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What is Concrete Coring and When Do We Need It?

So, depending on the kind of projects you’ve worked on in the past, a few different things might come to mind when you think of concrete coring.  In the drilling world, concrete coring is the process of cutting or drilling through concrete, whether ceilings, walls, or floors.  And generally, it’s not used for the DIY…
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Deep Foundation Drilling – The Methods

When your building site has unsuitable material for several metres below the foundation level, a drilling company will need to take special measures to make sure that the foundation is solid.  This is when deep foundation drilling comes into play.  While a shallow foundation can be laid directly on the subgrade, for a deep foundation,…
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What is Reverse Circulation Drilling?

Reverse circulation drilling, or RC, is a form of drilling ideally suited for deep jobs and dense, rocky soils.  It uses tungsten-steel drill bits driven by a pneumatic reciprocating piston known as a hammer.  RC is a middle ground method, one which requires larger machinery and heavy drill rigs, but achieves excellent penetration, often used…
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