Drilling Services

AWK maintains a drilling division that consists of 8 drill rigs for environmental and geotechnical subsurface exploration. We have completed over 1,000 environmental/geotechnical/remediation projects since the company was established over 35 years ago. A majority of these projects involved a government agency (federal, state, county, or city) and the tasks were completed to exacting federal (USEPA, USACE, OSHA) or state standards, policies, and procedures. Some projects involved site investigations of landfills, hazardous waste sites, and Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s), while others involved building additions, highways and bridges, tunnel repair, and locks and dam rehabilitation. Our drilling crews are trained by OSHA hazardous waste standards. Additionally,  AWK is pre-qualified with PennDOT and has an open end agreement with Allegheny County for landslide remediation. 

  • Soil sampling

  • Diamond coring
  • Air rotary
  • Augering
  • Hollow stem auger drilling
    • 3 1/4″; 4 1/4″; and 6 1/4″ ID
  • Large diameter cores: 4″; 6″
  • Barge drilling 
  • Borehole instrumentation
  • Test pits
  • Pressure testing
  • Pump/yield testing
  • Zone packer pumping
  • Geotechnical instrumentation
  • Grouting
  • Casing advancers
  • Experience with geotechnical, landslide, and slope stabilization
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