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Sonic

Sonic

Betts Environmental provides sonic drilling services in the Southeast. Sonic drilling is the most innovative and cost-effective drilling method on the market today. This new technology for drilling uses high-frequency/high-energy sonic vibrations to energize the drill tooling and allow penetration of that tooling through most any subsurface strata. This method also has numerous added safety benefits for the field technicians with less hands-on work as well as being much less labor intensive.

Betts uses the Terra-Sonic Tsi 150CC ATV mounted drill rig which offers advantages above conventional methods such as:

  • 3 – 6x faster
  • Produces up to 80 percent less waste
  • Less than 1 percent deviation on samples
  • Nearly perfect sample recovery
  • Little to no refusals
  • Penetrates 1000 ft deep

Sonic drilling makes core sampling possible in bedrock, unconsolidated sediments, weathered rock formations and anything in between. The sonic rig also has an auto-drop hammer, in case standard split spoon samples are needed in sediments. The sonic rig in Betts fleet can penetrate and recover cores from solid granite at a rate of approximately 10 feet in 10 minutes. We can provide a variety of sampling services including but not limited to:

  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Sandstone
  • Shale
  • Metamorphic Rock
  • Unconsolidated Sediment