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Geology and Exploration Section

Drillers Picture Gallery

Kirk Beach
Office of Geotechnical Engineering Drilling Manager

Phone: (614) 275-1342 Fax: (614) 887-4087
Email: Kirk Beach

We are providing the following images for the benefit of our many Clients and other personnel throughout ODOT, to give a pictorial overview of the work that our Drilling Crews perform, to gather the important Geotechnical data that makes the design of Roadways and Structures safer, longer-lasting, and of higher quality, for our ultimate customers, the motoring public.

Drilling through Pavement
Our Drillers work on the road...

 

Rig in the Mud
...and off the road

 

Drilling at a Bridge
We work on dry land...

 

Barge Drilling
...and on the water

 

Road ClosedA long path in the SnowWater Truck in the Mud
Our Drillers will take any road to the site, no matter how remote

 

Dozers in the Snow
And if no road exits, we'll make our own

 

Lifting a Rig with a Crane
Our drillers go to great lengths (and heights) to get the drill rig on site


 

Here are some more pictures of our Drillers, hard at work...

Earth Auger
Running the earth auger

 

Soil Drilling
Drilling and sampling in soils

 

Drilling next to a Railroad
Working on the railroad is nothing new to our drillers

 

Drilling through a Bridge
And we do bridges too

 

Setting up Traffic Control
Setting up some traffic control

 

Coring Bedrock
Coring through bedrock

 

Rock Core Box
Some of our final product: Rock Core Samples

 

Inclinometer Casing
An installed Inclinometer Casing

 

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Hank on a Dozer
Pictures (and dozer operation) provided by Hank Hager

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