Soil Classification and Soil Chemistry Testing
Soil sampling is a primary focus of any environmental subsurface investigation, and Blue Max has the capabilities to meet your soil sampling needs with many sampling options: solid and hollow stem augering, air and mud rotary drilling, Geoprobe direct-push samplers, split spoon samplers and sonic soil sampling.
Installations: Boreholes, monitoring wells, nested installs, telescoping well installs, soil vapour probes, CMT wells, Waterloo Profilers, in-situ water sampling.
Soil Classification and Soil Mechanics Testing
Blue Max has vast experience in overburden geotechnical soil sampling using solid and hollow stem augers, air and mud rotary drilling, split spoon SPTs and sonic soil cores. Information is collected as part of visual sample analysis, as well as SPTs, DCPTs, CPT, Vane shear testing and Shelby tubes.
Installations: Fully grouted vibrating wire piezometers, pneumatic piezometers, standpipes, inclinometers, slope indicators, settlement gauges, Pump Tests, Hydraulic Conductivity testing
Diamond Drilling Rock Coring
From BQ, NQ, HQ and PQ, Blue Max has you covered. Many of our rigs have rock coring capabilities to prove and investigate bedrock, and some heli-portable options are built solely for diamond drilling purposes. Need triple tube sampling (NQ3 or HQ3)? We do that too.
Installations/Testing: Multi-level monitoring wells, packer testing (single and double packers), oriented core sampling, borehole geophysics
Diamond Drilling, Placer Gold Drilling, Coal Exploration Projects
Using heli-portable drills all the way up to sonic drill rigs, Blue Max has been involved in many mining exploration projects across BC.
Additionally, Blue Max is commonly called upon to supply sonic drilling services at tailing sites, aiding in the collection of geotechnical and hydrogeological data.
Various Construction Drilling Experience
Your Sonic Drilling Partner
There isn't a drilling method that matches sonic technology when advancing through overburden materials.
From silt/sand to gravel/cobble/boulders, sonic can advance with ease. Blue Max's experience and sonic project list is sure to impress.
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Anode Installations / Grounding Well Installations
Year of experience installing anodes in a variety of soil types, using a variety of drill methods. Fully grouted installations for pipelines, underground storage tanks (USTs), above ground storage tanks (ASTs), infrastructure utility lines or other applications.
Chemical Injection Experts
Blue Max has full chemical injection capabilities with direct push drilling injections or through permanent injection wells. We have experience injecting the following products: Hydrogen peroxide, ORC, HRC, RegenOx, Potassium Permanganate, Oxidants, nutrients and microbial population amendments.
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Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)
Blue Max Drilling and our specialty CPT partners have full CPT, CPTu and Seismic CPT data collection with state-of-the-art CPT downhole equipment. Blue Max is able to perform a full service CPT program for your next geotechnical site investigation - complete with data interpretation and report.
Do you need MIP or LIF data for rapid site investigation work? Contact Blue Max.
Soil Vapour Experts
Blue Max has adopted the leading technical literature recommendations in its soil vapour probe installation procedures.
Installation nomenclature is still changing: some common names given to installations are: Soil Vapour Probes (permanent or temporary), Soil Vapour Wells, Vapour Probes, Sub-Slab Soil Vapour Probes, Sub-Asphalt Soil Vapour Probes, and Temporary Slab Vapour Probes (for high water table locations). Whatever the name, just know that Blue Max has installed one before!
Standard Diameter Concrete Coring Services
Full suite of concrete coring bits to fulfill any surface breakthrough needs up to 12" diameter. Concrete, asphalt, ceramic or polished tile, we can get through it all with our modern core drill and stand. Asphalt breaking and coring can be completed by our drill rigs, coring barrels or jackhammer. Even thick slabs are no issue as we can core with extension rods for slabs over 16" thick.
Drill Rig and Hydrovac Together? No Problem
Our tandem axle hydro-vacuum truck is set up so a crew can mobilize to a site with just this unit or in combination with a drill rig. The tandem axle vacuum truck is a full service truck, capable of daylighting down over 6m (20 ft) deep. We can perform sewer clean outs and storage tank cleaning services as well as standard daylighting and water management.
Note - we always carry our jackhammer on board for surface breaking.