Drilling

What lies beneath?

Revealing the information lying beneath the surface is a critical step in any project – it will determine the usability of the site and define the scope of a project. Environmental drilling reveals the subsurface conditions. The data collected may be used to identify areas of soil or groundwater contamination, log water table depths, or monitor and confirm the efficacy of remediation efforts.

Drilling services are a major component of infrastructure development, environmental site assessments, or remedial investigations. What’s more, an experienced crew with the right equipment is job critical.

LaBella's Environmental Contracting group has a team of skilled drillers with decades of experience and a fleet of rigs for just about any environmental or geotechnical drilling need. We’ve encountered both the common and the uncommon complications of drilling in a variety of environments and dynamic conditions. Our drillers welcome the challenges – our sleeves are rolled up and we’re at the ready!

Talk to a LaBella Expert

Neal Short
Drilling Manager

(585) 471-7338

Our Capabilities

At LaBella, we provide a wide array of in-house drilling applications – we do not need to rely on a subcontractor’s availability, schedule, or pricing to provide full services to our clients. At the onset of any project, our drilling staff works directly with our team of engineers, geologists, and scientists to develop a cost-effective investigation program in concert with a realistic schedule based on direct field experience.

Our team can meet any environmental or geotechnical drilling need. We can execute projects from start up to clean up. All drilling and soil probing is performed in accordance with state environmental and ASTM standards. LaBella provides drilling services in the Eastern US, from Ohio to Maine to Alabama.

Our drilling services include:

  • Direct push, hollow stem auger, and sonic drilling of unconsolidated materials
  • Wash rotary, air hammer, and coring methods for bedrock
  • Depth discrete soil and groundwater sampling via direct push
  • Monitoring well installation and development
  • Recovery and injection well installation
  • Overwater barge drilling and sampling
  • Geotechnical (standard split spoon and Shelby tube sampling)
  • Well decommissioning

Sonic Drilling

LaBella’s sonic drill operates three times faster and generates 33% less waste, which translates into lower project costs for you and your clients.

Additional advantages of sonic drilling include the following:

  • Excels in difficult formations
  • Reduction of onsite labor
  • 600 feet drilling capability
  • Highly representative discrete core samples
  • Ability to continuously extract core samples
  • Minimal amount of disturbance or compaction

LaBella utilizes sonic technology on projects such as in-situ chemical injection applications, monitoring well installations, geologic assessments, geotechnical surveys, and water supply investigation.

Drills We Own/Operate

Sonic Drill SDC 390-14

  • Rubber tracks
  • Casing diameters: 4-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch sonic tooling
  • Maximum depth: 600 feet, currently tooled to 300 feet

CME-55 LC

  • Rubber tracks
  • Low clearance model
  • 2.25-inch to 8.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • NX and HQ coring
  • Air rotary and hammer – 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch

Dietrich D-50

  • Rubber tracks
  • 2.25 to 8.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • NX and HQ coring
  • Air rotary and hammer – 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch

Geoprobe 3200

  • Truck-mounted
  • 2.25-inch to 8.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • NX and HQ coring
  • Air rotary and hammer – 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch
  • Direct push

Geoprobe 3230DT

  • Rubber tracks
  • 2.25-inch to 8.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • NX and HQ coring
  • Air rotary and hammer – 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch
  • Direct push

Geoprobe 7822DT (2 Units)

  • Rubber tracks
  • 2.25-inch to 8.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • NX and HQ coring
  • Air rotary and hammer– 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch
  • Direct push

Geoprobe 6620DT

  • Rubber tracks
  • 2.25-inch to 4.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • Automatic drop hammer
  • Direct push

Geoprobe 6610DT (2 Units)

  • Rubber tracks
  • 2.25-inch to 4.25-inch hollow stem augers
  • Direct push

Geoprobe 420M

  • Limited access machine (23 inches wide by 62 inches tall)
  • Direct push