Drilling, soil sampling, rock coring and the installation of monitoring wells are all used to provide data for engineering and design prior to construction.

Strong Soil Search Inc. is fully equipped to offer you a complete range of drilling services. We have such a wide variety of options that we will definitely be able to meet your needs and deliver the satisfaction that you are looking for. We have both the technical expertise as well as the experience to know how to handle all jobs, big or small.

Our team of professionals offer regular flight augering and/or hollow stem augering services in the following areas:

Geotechnical Drilling

Geotechnical drilling is used to investigate the stability, classification and change of soil type in existing subsurface conditions and materials, determining their physical, mechanical and chemical properties that are relevant to a project. It can also be used to define groundwater depth, movement and location and its impact on the soil.

Environmental Drilling

Environmental drilling is used to determine the existence of contamination in soil or groundwater. Discrete undisturbed soil and groundwater samples are recovered from subsurface in order to evaluate, monitor and remediate contamination impacting the environment. This form of drilling requires the use of clean, non-contaminated above and below ground equipment in order to provide accurate sample integrity and eliminate the possibility of cross contamination between sampling locations.

Rock Coring (HQ & NQ)

Rock coring is used to provide samples of rock at subsurface borehole locations which helps to provide significant information about the geological, physical and chemical properties that are relevant to a project. A diamond core is used which is rotated to cut the rock, producing a rock core which extends through the bit into the core barrel. A wireline system can also be used whereby the core barrel is retrieved using a wire cable that is run inside the drill rods. With this method, the drill rods do not have to be removed from the borehole each time a core run is complete.

Monitoring Well Installation & Decommissioning

A monitoring well maybe required to determine the direction of ground water flow, levels of contamination and other ground water characteristics. These monitoring wells are required to be installed in accordance with the Ministry of the Environmental regulations and reporting requirements.

At Strong Soil Search Inc. we recognize the importance of each service we provide and because of this, we ensure that our team of professionals receive ongoing safety and industry training to guarantee that the job is completed safely, timely and most importantly, to your satisfaction. Call us today to schedule a drilling service.


What some of our clients have to say:

“We have worked with the members of Strong Soil Search for nearly 20 years and have utilized their expertise on several complicated and difficult drilling projects throughout central and eastern Ontario over the past six years. One component of Strong Soil Search’s expertise is their rock coring capabilities which have been utilized on several Canadian Forces Bases aircraft hangers design projects, wind turbine developments and large commercial developments.

With a strong level of technical excellence and a commitment to meet our needs and our client’s needs Strong Soil Search is our first choice of drilling contractors in central and eastern Ontario.”

Peter Healy, C.E.T.
Senior Associate, Geotechnical Engineering
Stantec Consulting Limited

“Geo-Logic Inc. has been using the services of Strong Soil Search for years, and we are very happy with the level of service we have always received. Consistently meeting our drilling needs while maintaining the drilling schedule and budget has been a major factor in our project success and client satisfaction.”

Garnet Brenchley, P. Eng.
Principal, Senior Engineer

"Soil Engineers Ltd. is proud that Strong Soil Search Inc. has worked with us for over 20 years.  We have completed over 3,000 projects together. With Strong leadership by Mr. Sheldon Strong, his staff are hard working, professional and always helpful.  Their contribution to our success is undeniable and also much appreciated".

Mathew Ma
Soil Engineers Ltd.

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