How does it work?
Geotechnical drilling is a type of drilling that is performed as part of the construction process. It’s also under the supervision of a geotechnical engineer who oversees the process to ensure that the drilling meets the requirements of the project. Reason for geotechnical drilling is site analysis. Site analysis is performed to establish whether or not a site is going to be appropriate for construction. This involves drilling to collect rock and soil samples, as well as drilling to determine soil stability and other matters of interest like underground water level or similar. Site analysis is crucial for very big structures, like buildings, tunels, high-ways, dams etc.
Unsafe rock or soil conditions could trigger a structural collapse, or cause a hazardous scenario during an earthquake or flood.