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Key Terms for Drilling and Boring Contractors

Drilling and boring contractors handle and install underground utilities. They use equipment to apply pressure to excavate the soil. They test and sample the soil before the drilling begins. This can include offshore drilling. If you need a soil test or an offshore contractor, here are some key terms that will help you find the right person for the job.

  • Auger - A drilling machine. This is a flighted drive tube uses torque to displace the soil and rock. The device has hex couplings at each end.
  • Boring - An auger machine is used to displace soil to form a hole which is known as a bore.
  • Conduit - A term that refers to pipe, casing, ducts or channels. This is not a technically proper term due to its broad usage.
  • Directional Drilling - A system for installing pipes, conduits and cables in a non-vertical fashion. The system is steerable. This method may also be referred to as horizontal directional drilling. This is done in the case that conduit needs to be installed into a shallow arc.
  • Pipe Jacking - A technique used to form tunnels under existing structures. Workers are typically needed to excavate the soil in the pipes. The pipes are installed behind a shield machine with the use of hydraulic jacks.
  • Pipe Ramming - A method to install steel casings from a drive shaft to a reception shaft. A percussion hammer is attached to the end of the pipe for this process. There are two stages to complete the pipe ramming process.
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    Mussell Foundation Drilling
    7270 Wilkerson Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
    Offering foundation drilling, caissons, drilled shafts, communication tower foundations, bridge foundations and sign foundations services. We can drill soil or rock 12" to 108" in diameter and up to
    (678) 467-6877
    Groundhog Trenching & Boring Inc
    Lilburn, GA 30047
    We are the area's drilling experts! We use the best equipment to perform a variety of drilling jobs. We can handle boring, trenching, leak detection, directional drilling, and more.
    (770) 364-3191
    Sunrise Drilling Co
    1372 Innsfail Ct, Snellville, GA 30078
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    (770) 972-2179
    User Review: "I have never had a better drilling company come and do my drilling. Mike the owner is so nice! they get the job done quick!" - Elizabeth (GA)
    Virginia Well Co
    Atlanta, GA 31131
    (404) 875-0441
    Cavender Pump & Water Systems Inc
    Atlanta, GA 31131
    (404) 431-1960
    Colonial Pipeline Company
    Atlanta, GA 31131
    (404) 767-4175
    Colonial Pipeline Company
    3120 Parrott Ave Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318
    (404) 794-3922
    A D & D Drilling & Driving
    Conley, GA 30288
    (404) 597-2061
    Phoenix Global Drilling Corp
    3330 Cumberland Blvd Se, Atlanta, GA 30339
    (770) 638-6612
    D & G Boring Inc
    2778 Cumberland Blvd Se, Smyrna, GA 30080
    (770) 794-7083
    Powell Drilling
    1500 Veterans Memorial Hwy Se, Mableton, GA 30126
    (404) 472-2224
    Colonial Pipeline Company
    2745 Spring Rd Se, Smyrna, GA 30080
    (770) 436-8336
    D & G Boring
    6079 Riverview Rd Se, Mableton, GA 30126
    (404) 505-8993
    PRO Bore Inc
    6471 Factory Shoals Rd Sw, Mableton, GA 30126
    (770) 941-2600
    Turpin Inc
    5353 N Lake Dr, Morrow, GA 30260
    (404) 366-8569

    When drilling and boring is required at a job site, contractors skilled in these areas are called in to assist. Such contractors use drilling and boring rigs to create holes and shafts in the ground. This equipment is often used in the oil, mining, utilities, and quarry industries. Using equipment like pumps, piling rigs, hydraulic rock drills, jacks, and crawler drills, contractors can get the samples, levels, and materials they want from the ground. Whether land-based, offshore, or mobile, drilling and boring equipment is needed for a specific job. Contractors are highly skilled in operating these machines, to drill through rock, soil, or ground to obtain pressure readings and install pipes. They help to perform evaluations using tests, offshore rigs, pipes, and machines. Equipment is usually commercial or industrial in nature, able to withstand lots of pressure and other demands. This equipment can include horizontal drilling equipment and directional drills. Contractors may work within the water well monitoring, soil sample testing, or commercial construction industries, often working in conjunction with other contractors, architects, designers, and engineers. Boring contractors use a variety of testing and sampling methods, from piston samplers to screen augers. A company that provides drilling and boring may also offer blasting, demolition, and material removal. Contractors working within these types of businesses should be certified, licensed, and qualified to use the very latest in boring and drilling machinery. Whether a client needs custom drilling, soil borings, test pit excavations, well abandonment, or sampling of river sediment, contractors skilled in these areas can deliver.
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