Geotechnical & Environmental Drilling

Universal’s Drilling Division offers complete professional Geotechnical and Environmental drilling, engineering support and laboratory testing which are vital services to the design and construction of a project. Subsurface soil, rock and ground water conditions identified, detected and classified- play as an important role in a project as the architectural, civil and structural design that’s above ground. This is especially true when construction is being considered on a property which may also be potentially contaminated. Properly performed geotechnical and environmental drilling services can result in improved foundation design, reduced construction costs and ensure real estate transactions are sound. Universal provides our clients with accurate and representative information concerning subsurface conditions.

Universal’s Drilling Division maintains its own drilling fleet and support equipment, consisting of:

(1) Acker Soil Sentry Truck Mounted
(2) CME 45C Truck Mounted w/ Automatic SPT Hammers
(2) CME 55 Truck Mounted
(1) Mobile B57 Rubber Tire ATV
(1) BR 3000 Track Rig (limited access)
(1) Geoprobe® 7822DT Track w/ Automatic SPT Hammer
(1) Geoprobe® 6600 Truck
(2) Acker Portable Tripods (gas/ electric)
(11) Core Drilling Machines
(2) Box Trucks/ Mobile Laboratories w/ On Board Generators
(1) Skid Steer Loader
(1) Backhoe Excavator
(1) Underground video camera system (capable of depths -600)

  • Drilling 1
  • Drilling 2
  • Drilling 3
  • Drilling 4
Subsurface explorations are conducted for commercial projects (offices, shops and warehouses), industrial and manufacturing plants, schools and universities, residential developments, roadways, railways, airports and bridge projects. Universal’s geotechnical and environmental Divisions work for Design Consulting Engineers and Architects (E/AoR), public and private owners as well as contractors. Universal’s Geotechnical/ Environment Drilling Services include but are not limited to: