Test boring is a process that provides the ability to collect samples of soil and rock at varying depths below the earth's surface. Typically a test boring is advanced by rotary drilling or driving casing into the ground. Standardized methods and equipment are used for collecting representative samples of the geologic materials present on a site. The information gathered during the test boring process can be used in a variety of applications, such as foundation design (geotechnical) engineering for buildings and infrastructure, environmental assessments, aquifer mapping and testing, and mining and mineral prospecting, to name a few.
Test borings vary in depth, primarily due to the specific needs of a project. Most test borings are relatively shallow (less than 50'). However, geologic conditions on a site or specific project details may require a test boring to be advanced to greater depths.
Test borings can also aid in determining the cause of soil settlement or subsidence and its possible effects on a structure. The equipment used for conducting test borings varies in size, type and capability. The equipment is commonly affixed to a truck chassis or tracked undercarriage as well as portable and limited access equipment. The wide variety and versatility of equipment has made it possible to conduct test borings in urban and remote areas. Test boring sites range from parking lots and roadways to wooded areas, offshore projects, and even inside existing structures. Generally speaking, whatever the need or objective may be, a test boring is usually the most efficient method of gathering subsurface data while collecting soil and rock samples.
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