​Drilling

We are proud to be the owners of and house Pueblo’s only Giddings Drill Rig used for on-site drilling. This allows us to complete site jobs within a very reasonable time frame and with minimal travel costs anywhere in Southern Colorado.

Our drill rig is mounted on the back of a 4-wheel drive 1-ton pickup truck and capable of:

  • Solid stem auger drilling to a depth of 30 feet
  • SPT sampling
Geotechnical Drilling

Geotechnical drilling should be done to determine subsurface conditions, soil and rock characteristics, and if a site will be suitable for construction. Jesik Consulting is proud to be the owners of and house Pueblo’s only Giddings Drill Rig used for on-site drilling. Our rig is capable of drilling 30 feet with solid stem auger and taking standard penetration test (SPT) and split spoon samples.

We work with many drilling companies to make sure the correct method and sampling is completed for the project specific requirements. We will not use our drill rig if it can’t get the job done, instead we will find the right equipment to complete the work.

Jesik Consulting’s geotechnical field staff has extensive experience with managing, planning, and collecting data at drilling and site investigation projects around the world. Some geotechnical drilling projects we worked on include single family homes, a 300-meter-tall tailings dam, and a 42-km pipeline and port facility.

Our geotechnical drilling has taken us to many interesting places such as:

  • Limited access areas such as inside of buildings with low profile rigs
  • Jungles where mules and men move rigs to new locations without the help of vehicles.
  • High alpine environments (we have drilled at 13 to 14,000 feet for months)
  • Limestone and karst regions
  • Sides of volcanos
  • Winter site investigations
  • Bog and marsh drilling
  • Arid and semi-arid regions
  • Sand dunes (drilled 3 months with a dune buggy drill rig)

Drilling methods we typically use to collect subsurface information include:

  • Solid stem augers
  • Hollow stem augers
  • Direct push
  • Mud rotary
  • Air rotary
  • Rock core drilling
  • Oriented core drilling
  • Cone penetration testing
  • ODEX

Long term monitoring of subsurface conditions is necessary sometimes. Our staff has the know-how to get your monitoring equipment installed correctly the first time. These could be:

  • Standpipe piezometers
  • Vibrating wire piezometers
  • Inclinometers
  • Settlement sensors
  • Displacement meters
  • Pressure and load cells
  • Data loggers and their software