Soil sampling is often needed for a variety of companies including environmental companies, real estate companies, municipalities and so much more. It is typically performed to assess the ground beneath the surface in order to gather information about the soil.
A geoprobe is a direct push technology that is used to obtain samples. The geoprobe uses percussion and static force to drive steel boring rods into the ground.
Sampling with a geoprobe takes place below the surface at a multitude of depths depending on lithology. Many of the Talon/LPE crews have been able to obtain samples for clients at various depths up to 100 feet. Geoprobe sampling is an effective way to determine the extent of potential contamination in a short amount of time.
A geoprobe would be most effective in the below areas:
1. In places where space is limited or overhead power lines are present. The geoprobe can reach places where many rigs are too large to access, given its ease of mobility and size.
2. Where dense, unconsolidated soil is present, as it is hard for the geoprobe to obtain samples in more rocky areas.
3. When multiple samples are needed over a large area. The geoprobe is easy and fast to transport. This machine can be easily loaded and transported to a location quickly.
The geoprobe is typically a more efficient option when it comes to direct push drilling, as it is more cost effective and is generally faster when compared to other drilling methods.
Talon/LPE’s environmental drilling division utilizes geoprobe manufactured drilling rigs, which are very effective and successful in areas of the midwest. If you need assistance or have questions regarding geoprobes contact us today.