Blog

Geotechnical Investigations: What Is A Phase 1 Desk Study?

Geotechnical Investigations: What Is A Phase 1 Desk Study?

Phase 1 Desk Studies are amongst the very first stages which are usually carried out in any geotechnical investigations. They are either carried out as a form of due diligence before property transactions or prior to site development. That’s what we’re interested in,...

Considerations For Site Investigations On Soft Ground

Considerations For Site Investigations On Soft Ground

Borehole Solutions drilling company discuss site investigations on soft ground and the different considerations to take on board. Soft ground is a term used to describe weaker ground, which has often already been developed upon, in previous years. This land-type is...

What Is WAC Testing, And Why Is It Important?

What Is WAC Testing, And Why Is It Important?

WAC testing, or, Waste Acceptance Criteria testing, is used to determine whether particular organic material (most often soil) is suitable to be disposed of in landfill, per the EU’s Waste Framework Directive. In other words, you’re looking to see how certain...

A Day In The Life Of Our Geotechnical Drilling Company

A Day In The Life Of Our Geotechnical Drilling Company

The life of a driller is one of hard graft, early starts and time spent away from loved ones. It’s as challenging as it is rewarding, but for the team at Borehole Solutions, one of the UK’s foremost geotechnical drilling companies (and certainly one of the...

Borehole – An Expert’s Guide to Soakaways

Borehole – An Expert’s Guide to Soakaways

During periods of heavy rainfall (which are extremely common within the UK), surface water develops on the ground of some properties, causing flooding. This is extremely frustrating - especially if it becomes a frequent issue that you have to deal with. If it does...

What Extras Do I Need With My Rig Hire?

What Extras Do I Need With My Rig Hire?

Choosing what rig you need for your project is only the first step in carrying out your geotechnical work. As a contractor, there are often additional extras you’ll need to hire in order to deliver your project to the highest standard possible. Unfortunately, many of...

Five Qualities Needed By Any Geotechnical Drilling Company

Five Qualities Needed By Any Geotechnical Drilling Company

The drilling industry is one which requires many things from those who work within it. As an absolute base minimum, it requires a lot of hard work. Beyond this, however, there are several additional qualities that a geotechnical drilling company needs to possess...

What Is Rotary Drilling And How Does It Work?

What Is Rotary Drilling And How Does It Work?

One of the many geotechnical drilling services we offer here at Borehole Solutions is rotary drilling. This commonly used method of drilling suits many different types of project, both small and large. The team here at Borehole wanted to look at the process in more...

What Is Geotechnical Drilling And When Is It Needed?

What Is Geotechnical Drilling And When Is It Needed?

It seems a simple question, but geotechnical drilling actually covers an immensely wide range of different processes and operations. In short, however, it refers to the process of boreholes (or other similar holes/excavations) being drilled prior to subsequent...

Which Rig Should I Hire?

Which Rig Should I Hire?

For any geotechnical drilling scenario, you’re going to need a rig of some sort. What rig you require, however, hinges entirely on various factors, some of which we will go into within this blog post. In recent years, the sheer expense of the drilling equipment alone...

What Are The Factors That Affect Well-Drilling Cost?

What Are The Factors That Affect Well-Drilling Cost?

Having a water well drilled undoubtedly brings with it several great benefits. In fact, we’ve written a whole blog on the topic – you can find it here! However, what many people fail to realise is that installing a water well isn’t a one-size-fits all process. There...

Why Is Cable Percussion Drilling So Popular?

Why Is Cable Percussion Drilling So Popular?

Cable percussion drilling has long been the most common form of drilling in the United Kingdom, if not the world. It has proven its worth as a drilling methodology time and time again, and its reliability is just one of the reasons why it has become so popular to...

What Is The Purpose Of A Trial Pit?

What Is The Purpose Of A Trial Pit?

Before any construction project takes place, the ground conditions and soil composition must be worked out to determine whether the proposed construction is feasible or not. This is often done by excavating a trial pit. It’s a simple and cost-effective means of...

When and Why Are Soakaways Necessary?

When and Why Are Soakaways Necessary?

We live in a pretty rainy country here in the UK. It’s not uncommon for our summer plans to be scuppered by total washouts and floods are something that river-adjacent towns and cities see as par for the course. In some cases, the constant threat of flooding is so...

The Intricacies Of Restricted Access Drilling

The Intricacies Of Restricted Access Drilling

When most people think of geotechnical drilling companies, they don’t think of an urban setting. But here’s the thing, we do. Restricted access drilling is now a rock-solid option when it comes to those environments where a regular rig won’t work. Towns and cities are...

An In-Depth Look At Window Sampling

An In-Depth Look At Window Sampling

In geotechnical surveying situations, different situations call for different approaches, just like with everything in life. There are those drilling rigs which are truly huge in scale and their drilling capabilities are unparalleled but whose footprint is sizable....

Borehole Solutions’ Complete Guide To Sonic Drilling

Borehole Solutions’ Complete Guide To Sonic Drilling

In a world full of fads, trends and phases, the drilling industry has proved no different. There’s been a trend in recent years for geotechnical site investigation companies to err towards using sonic drilling rigs. But why is this? Unlike more conventional auger and...

The Benefits Of Geothermal Drilling & Ground Heat Pumps

The Benefits Of Geothermal Drilling & Ground Heat Pumps

Renewable energies have taken centre-stage in recent times. Taking proactive environmental steps has become even more important since Greta Thunberg and her cohort of supporters, including none other than David Attenborough himself, took centre stage over a year ago...

The Benefits Of Water Well Drilling

The Benefits Of Water Well Drilling

An increasing number of people in recent times have looked to install their own, domestic water wall for their home’s water supply. Businesses too have looked to water borehole drilling for greater levels of self-sufficiency. It’s important, however, that you make...

Why Sample Testing Is So Important

Why Sample Testing Is So Important

Time changes every industry and the geotechnical sector is no different. Gone are the days in which drilling revolved around rough estimates and ‘that’ll do’ mentalities. In today’s geotechnical industry, the need for precision, accuracy and watertight results is...

Considerations For Every Geotechnical Site Investigation

Considerations For Every Geotechnical Site Investigation

Undertaking a geotechnical site investigation is no small feat. It requires extensive planning, and there are several key considerations to make before you even get on site. It isn’t simply a case of getting there, drilling a hole and going on your way again, as many...