Auger Drilling uses a drill bit that looks a lot like a screw. The drill bit is made of steel casing with curved flights that are rotated while the rig drill head applies pressure to move the auger drill further into the ground. The rotation of the flights is very important as it mechanically moves materials to the surface.
Auger drills can be mounted on a variety of machines or trucks and come in a variety of lengths and diameters.
There are a lot of benefits to using Auger Drilling :
- It is capable of deep drilling
- Drilling fluids are not required with Auger Drilling which provides a cleaner sample for environmental projects
- It is a very cost effective drilling technology
- It allows for a wide range of boring diameters
Auger drilling is extremely versatile and can be used for environmental drilling, dewatering and construction projects. The most common reasons to use Auger Drilling are for soil borings, setting wells, collecting groundwater and gathering geological data.
It works for well for geologies containing sand, gravel, clay or urban fill. It is also a great choice when a deep hole is required as many other drilling methods cannot achieve the same depths as Auger Drilling can.
JS Drilling have decades of experience in Auger Drilling having worked on Auger Drilling projects in Ireland, the UK and Africa. JS Drilling has an extremely impressive client base, including multinationals, blue chips, leading building and mining companies, prominent engineering and environmental consultants, local authorities, utilities, semi-states and other government departments.
At JS Drilling, we pride ourselves on our problem-solving abilities. Our in-house design team develops focused remedial strategies which we can take through from conceptual design and regulator negotiation to full scale implementation, final validation, regulatory approval, and every stage in-between.
Contact us for all of your Auger Drilling requirements.