Since 1955, Enviro-Drill has provided drilling services for thousands of projects and specializes in procedures and techniques required for successful project completion. Our trained personnel have extensive experience in meeting and overcoming the challenges imposed by the most difficult site conditions.
Enviro-Drill was the drilling contractor on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express light rail project from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. The scope of work involved hundreds of borings for the design/build contractor and engineering firm. Borings for soil and rock sampling were drilled for the rail bed, cuts up to 80 feet in depth, tunnels, bridges, retaining walls, and barrier walls. This project lasted approximately three months. Many types of drilling methods were employed because of the diversity of geography and subsurface conditions: rock coring, ODEX drilling, and augering methods. On some stretches of diverse topography, four-wheel drive rigs and Caterpillar assistance were required to access boring locations. The project was completed on time and within budget.
Geotechnical Drilling Projects
Enviro-Drill was awarded "The Plaza" project contract in Las Vegas, Nevada. This project is located on the former Frontier Hotel and Casino property.
Design of the new building required several deep mud rotary borings with total accumulated footage over 9,000 feet.
The project size and schedule made it necessary to bring drillers and equipment from multiple Enviro-Drill locations.
Up to four rigs ran continuously for two months. Enviro-Drill utilized an on-site parts and repair trailer to maintain its fleet as the job progressed to completion.
Environmental Drilling Projects
Enviro-Drill specializes in environmental projects from small to large. One of the more interesting projects was drilled at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Borings at a 45-degree angle to depths to 250 feet with continuous sampling were completed. Large diameter (10-inch) casings were set in the overburden above the volcanic tuff and grouted in. The borings were then continued with hollow stem auger. Enviro-Drill was selected based on capabilities and proven ability to comply with stringent Los Alamos National Laboratory site specific safety requirements for hazards ranging from radiation to all aspects of field hazards and laboratory contingencies. This project lasted approximately six months, and was successful in overcoming obstacles to obtain all the needed data.
Roadways and Bridges: Enviro-Drill worked closely with the engineer and Union Pacific Railroad using Auger and ODEX drilling to provide geotechnical samples for the design of roadways and train bridges at the new Tangerine and Interstate-10 interchange.
Light Rail: Enviro-Drill was awarded the deep bridge foundation and piezometer elements of the final mainline connection for the Phoenix light rail to Sky Harbor International Airport.
Sewer Line: A proposed soil investigation for a sewer in Lake Havasu City. Enviro-Drill used auger drilling methods for over 10,000 feet of shallow drilling. Work consisted of drilling along or across major highways and residential neighborhoods.
Power Line: Arizona Public Service power line project required drilling in remote locations from Interstate-17 to Lake Pleasant.
Mine: For a proposed mine expansion at the Copper Queen Ranch, Enviro-Drill used ODEX, NQ coring and Nitrogen Packer tests.
Cardinals Stadium: Drilled with local geotechnical firm for the foundation design of the Glendale, Arizona stadium.
Cement Plant: Limestone investigation for a proposed cement plant used ODEX, Auger and NQ Coring methods.
Walmart: We have been contracted by various geotechnical engineering firms to provide drilling services for Walmart Retail Centers throughout the States of New Mexico and Colorado. These projects consisted of an average of 40-50 boreholes, ranging in depth from 5 to 40 feet, with the collection of split-spoon and undisturbed samples for laboratory testing.
Waste Water Treatment Facility: Installed 10 Piezometer Wells to a depth of 75 feet for the operation of a Buckeye, Arizona area waste water treatment facility. Due to adverse drilling conditions ODEX methods were used.
Court of Appeals: Contracted by Western Technologies Inc. to perform drilling services in support of the State of New Mexico's new Court of Appeals Annex Building. Advanced multiple borings to depths of 50 feet, collecting soil samples for laboratory testing for use in foundation and parking lot design.
Vapor Extraction Wells: Project at Camp Navajo Military munitions facility required the installation of 4-inch monitor vapor extraction wells. Required use of our 10-inch ODEX system. The use of an Unexploded Ordinance Officer was required for safe movement of equipment and personnel on site. Tough weather conditions were an issue.
Probe Installation: Drilled for installation of peroxide and ozone points. This was only the second time these probes were installed in Nevada and was the deepest installation to date with depths of more than 30 feet.
Test Borings: On contaminated site, drilled numerous test borings using ODEX and Core methods. Rock was encountered at shallow depths, which required Enviro-Drill to "spot core" for Clients' samples.