Subsurface exploration is the use of equipment, methods, and expertise to reveal features that can’t be seen below ground.

At Budinger, subsurface exploration is a core competency. We excel at using the right tools to get the right information for your project in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Responding quickly and meeting budgets are essential, but choosing Budinger means you can expect more. Budinger’s clients can be assured that our teams will contribute to site safety and to the protection of natural resources. Choosing Budinger means more than hiring a driller. You get a licensed exploration professional with years of experience contributing to great subsurface exploration programs.

We cover the basics such as hollow stem auger drilling and SPT sampling. Here in the rugged Northwest, however, our air rotary overburden system answers the call of tough formations. Our direct push system reduces waste disposal on environmental projects, while our electronic Cone Penetration Testing (CPT/U) can reveal very small stratigraphy variations and correlate with engineering parameters.

Pore pressure monitoring devices and data loggers are deployable for a variety of time intervals for aquifer tests lasting a few hours to measurements of seasonal groundwater variations over several years.

Budinger maintains a fleet of over thirteen drill rigs with a wide range of capabilities. Our equipment and crews can tackle most subsurface conditions in the Pacific Northwest. From highways to mountain tops, our experienced team of drillers, geologists and engineers can drill through and characterize most soil or rock conditions where construction is planned.

  • Roto Sonic
  • Site Characterization
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • Slope Incliometer
  • Exploratory Drilling
  • Sonic Dual-Tube Sampling
  • Rock Coring
  • Cone Penetration Testing, Piezocone
  • Direct Push
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