Aardvark Drilling Project TypesAardvark Drilling has been involved in many drilling projects over the years to which we bring our extensive expertise and high level of service. Most of our professional drilling services fall into the following project types:
- Environmental drilling examines the quality of soil and groundwater before, during and after geotechnical and water well drilling. read more →Environmental Drilling examines subsurface soil, rock and water for contaminant impact typically found in industrial areas, landfills and fuel stations. Environmental drilling is critical for site investigation and remediation. This process closely scrutinizes the quality of soil and groundwater before, during and after geotechnical and water well drilling. Soil core and rock core sampling and the establishment of monitoring wells allow for the close monitoring of potential contaminants and hazardous substances, while services like well abandonment assist with the reclamation of resources and seal off potential pollutants. Aardvark Drilling\’s fluid free air rotary drilling technique and polymer and additive free mud rotary drilling also minimize the impact and risk of site contamination.
- Mineral exploration uses our mining expertise in the search for valuable minerals. read more →Mineral Exploration uses our diamond drilling expertise in search of valuable minerals and mining potential. This can involve looking for new previously hidden materials or determining if established sites still have minerals in economically viable quantities. The most critical component of exploratory drilling is to gather quality rock and soil core samples and to minimize the impact of boreholes on the site.
- Geotechnical drilling is the collection of soil and rock cores for geologists, geophysicists and engineers. read more →Geotech drilling is used largely for collecting soil and rock cores for geologists, geophysicists and engineers. Like environmental drilling, these samples are used to determine ground formation characteristics and to gather information about water beneath the surface. For high quality sampling and testing it is imperative there be little to no contamination so as clear a picture as possible can be formed of the subsurface conditions. This kind of geotechnical exploration can be used as part of the preparation for construction projects as well as for mineral exploration.
- Hydrogeological drilling is used to determine the state of subsurface water systems and how they relate to nearby geologic formations. read more →Studying the impact urban development has on ground water and the research for productive aquifers is of utmost importance for today and the future. Aardvark Drilling employs Ministry licensed drillers and state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide environmentally sound hydrogeological drilling services to consultants and all levels of governments.
Aardvark Drilling determines the state of subsurface water systems and how they relate to nearby geologic formations using hydrogeological drilling and investigation. These techniques collect important data for environmental projects, and exploratory drilling for mining, construction or the establishment of new water sources. Hydrogeological research helps determine the stability and environmental viability of the area for these kinds of projects and is often conducted before geotechnical drilling and testing of a site is done.
- Water well abandonment services are used to safely decommission old wells to ensure there is no risk of contamination or hazard. read more →Developers, landowners, construction contractors and the general public are often unaware of standpipes, monitoring wells, or other types of wells on their property. Or they may not know the status, condition, use or location of these wells.
Old, unused well structures can be a hazard and inconvenience on your property. They can also be a threat to local groundwater quality if left exposed. Improperly constructed or open and abandoned water wells provide a path into subsurface ground water and aquifers, with runoff often carrying organic waste, chemicals and other pollutants directly into the drinking water supply. Once contaminated, groundwater is expensive and difficult, if not impossible, to clean up.
Contact us at 519-826-9340 to find out how Aardvark Drilling can help on your next drilling project and to get a quote.