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Hollow Stem Auger. Hollow stem auger is one of the most effective and efficient drilling and soil sampling methods available. Auger drilling is effective in most Pacific Northwest settings where bedrock is deep.
Environmental Drilling | Talon/LPE. HOLLOW STEM AUGER. Drilling with augers is a rotary method using mechanical means to create a boring. As the drill bit grinds away the formation, the cuttings travel up the spiraled wings of the auger and are removed from the boring.
Hollow-stem augers allow for a variety of soil core sampling methods. This method does not require the use of drilling fluids or lubricants and allows for the installation of casings and screens prior to removal of the auger, ensuring minimum impact on …