(330) 262-5301
2031 Millersburg Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Environmental

We perform drilling for private and public sector clients including environmental drilling, soil and rock sampling, monitor well installations, geotechnical explorations, and testing and analytical work.
Contact Us
Stephen R. Wright
Environmental Services Manager
Tel: (330) 262-5301 ext. 206
Email: swright@frontzdrilling.com

Drilling Services

EnvironmentalGeotechicalMineral & AggregatesGeothermal & WaterTesting & Analysis
Environmental Drilling and Sampling

Environmental drilling involves sampling and monitoring soil and groundwater contaminants. Our environmental drilling and sampling support environmental investigations and remediation activities.

  • Environmental drilling and sampling
  • Monitor Well Installation
  • Recovery Wells
  • Dewatering Wells
  • Multi-Cased Wells
  • Well Abandonment
  • Split Spoon and Shelby Tube Sampling
  • Continuous Sonic Soil Sampling
  • Discrete Water Sampling
  • Direct Push Soil/Water Sampling
  • Instrument Installation and Abandonment
  • Chemical Injection Services
  • Groundwater Sampling and Profiling
  • Angle Holes Drilling and Sampling
  • Over-the-water and barge drilling

All of our environmental drillers have extensive experience on highly-controlled and complex projects, with up-to-date health and safety training. Our crew leaders each have over 20 years of experience in the drilling industry.

Geotechnical Investigation

Geotechnical investigations examine stability, classification of soil types, and groundwater depth, movement, location and its impact on soil. We perform drilling, soil sampling, and installing instrumentation that provides data for engineers and designers.

We perform the following geotechnical investigation services:

  • Split Spoon and Shelby Tube Sampling
  • Pitcher Sampling and Denison Sampling
  • Wireline Rock Coring
  • Continuous Sonic Sampling
  • Direct Push Continuous Sampling
  • Instrument Installation and Abandonment
  • Observation Well Installation and Abandonment
  • Soil and Rock Sample Laboratory Analysis
  • Over-the-water and barge drilling

All of our drillers have extensive experience on geotechnical investigations, with up-to-date health and safety training. Our crew leaders each have over 20 years of experience in the drilling industry. We operate ATV and low clearance drilling rigs that can access highly restricted drilling sites.

Mineral & Aggregates Exploration

Mineral and aggregate exploration is the process of finding commercially viable quantities of mineral and/or aggregates. We perform drilling and sampling that provides data for mining and processing companies to find and quantify mineral and aggregate reservers.

We perform the following drilling services for mineral and aggregate exploration:

  • Split Spoon and Shelby Tube Sampling
  • Pitcher Sampling and Denison Sampling
  • Wireline Rock Coring
  • Continuous Sonic Sampling
  • Direct Push Continuous Sampling
  • Soil and Rock Sample Laboratory Analysis
  • Over-the-water and barge drilling
Geothermal & Water Well Drilling

We perform drilling in support of residential and commercial geothermal installations and complex water well installations. We have Sonic and Rotary drilling rig capabilities installation of deep or complex construction water wells, on land and over the water.

Testing & Analysis

We provide various types of geotechnical, environmental, and hydrogeological testing, including soil and rock classification and testing, groundwater profiling, and water well / pump testing.

Soil and Rock Testing

  • Compaction/density testing
  • Moisture-density test curves, modified and standard Proctor methods
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Atterberg limits
  • Moisture content
  • Sieve analyses
  • Rate of consolidation
  • Permeability rates
  • And others.

All laboratories we use are licensed in the state in which the drilling and sampling takes place.

Groundwater Profiling, Water Well and Pump Testing

  • Identification of New Water Sources
  • Water Sampling
  • Pump/Flow Tests, including step tests and constant rate tests

Equipment

AugerDirect PushSonicRotaryOther
We operate CME hollow-stem auger drilling rigs with the following capabilities:

      • Environmental drilling and sampling and geotechnical investigations
      • Hollow-stem augers: 3-1/4 inch to 12-1/4 inch (I.D.)
      • Air rotary and air hammer drilling capabilities
      • Mud rotary drilling capabilities
      • 2- and 3-inch diameter Shelby tube samples
      • 2- and 3-inch diameter split-spoon samplers, for blow counts
      • Concrete and pavement coring up to 18 inch diameter
      • Installation of monitoring wells, piezometers, gas probes, leachate wells, recovery wells, using PVC or steel materials, up to 10-inch diameter
      • Telescoping screen for groundwater sampling
      • Geotechnical instrumentation installations (inclinometers and piezometers)
      • Wireline rock coring to depths of 350 feet, NQ and HQ sizes
      • Low pressure tire, ATV rigs, and low clearance rigs (capable of indoor drilling)
We operate Geoprobe direct push equipment with the following capabilities:

      • Environmental drilling and sampling and geotechnical investigations
      • Continuous Macro core and dual tube soil sampling, up to 100 feet
      • Hollow-stem augers: 3-1/4 inch to 6-1/4 inch (I.D.)
      • 2- and 3-inch diameter Shelby tube samples
      • Concrete and pavement coring up to 8 inch diameter
      • Installation of monitoring wells, piezometers, gas probes, leachate wells, recovery wells, using PVC or steel materials, up to 2-inch diameter
      • Telescoping screen for groundwater sampling (Screen Point 15/16 and Mill-Slot Sampling)
      • Geotechnical instrumentation installations (inclinometers and piezometers)
      • Wireline rock coring to depths of 350 feet, NQ and HQ sizes
      • ATV rigs, 4-feet wide

We operate Sonic drilling rigs with the following capabilities:

      • Environmental drilling and sampling, water well drilling, geotechnical investigations, mineral/aggregate explorations, and construction drilling
      • Continuous soil and overburden sampling, 4 inch and 6 inch diameter
      • Up to 12 inch cased borehole
      • Angle hole drilling capabilities
      • Air rotary and air hammer drilling capabilities
      • 2- and 3-inch diameter Shelby tube samples
      • 2- and 3-inch diameter split-spoon samplers, for blow counts
      • Concrete and pavement coring up to 18 inch diameter
      • Installation of monitoring wells, piezometers, gas probes, leachate wells, recovery wells, using PVC or steel materials, up to 10-inch diameter
      • Telescoping screen (8 inch) for groundwater sampling
      • Geotechnical instrumentation installations (inclinometers and piezometers)
      • Wireline rock coring to depths of 500 feet, HQ size
      • Truck-mounted and ATV rigs (capable of indoor drilling)

We operate Rotary drilling rigs with the following capabilities:

      • Environmental drilling, water well drilling, and construction drilling
      • Air rotary and air hammer drilling capabilities, up to 24.5 inch borehole
      • Mud rotary capabilities
      • Concrete and pavement coring up to 18 inch diameter
      • Installation of monitoring wells, water wells, piezometers, gas probes, leachate wells, recovery wells, using PVC or steel materials, up to 12-inch diameter
      • Geotechnical instrumentation installations (inclinometers and piezometers)
      • Wireline rock coring to depths of 500 feet, HQ size

We offer a complete line of support equipment to assist our drilling, well installation, and testing activities. This allows us to complete projects in a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly manner.

Cable Tool Drilling Rig

Pump and Well Testing

      • Pump Hoist
      • Down-Hole Camera
      • Packer Testing
      • Step Testing and Constant Rate Testing

Material Movement and Excavation

      • Skid-Steer
      • Vacuum Excavator
      • Vacuum Truck
      • Backhoe/Trenchers
      • Mini-Excavator

Other

      • Grout Plants
      • Portable Steam Cleaner

Safety

Frontz Drilling is committed to providing a workplace that is both safe and healthy for all its personnel, subcontractors’ personnel, and our clients. People are our most important assets.

We work directly with our clients to create and implement site-specific safety plans to ensure that every person involved with a project remains safe, and that we are mindful of the impact of drilling activities on the environment. We can accommodate any safety requirements and maintain several safety programs and national certifications to provide flexibility for our clients’ safety requirements. Together, we will achieve a zero accident workplace.

Safety Record

Frontz Drilling has an exceptional safety record. We have achieved over 200,000 hours without a recordable injury and maintain an ERM that is significantly lower than industry average. Frontz Drilling has received numerous industry safety awards recognizing the company for its commitment to safe work practices.

Safety Training & Certifications

Our personnel have undergone rigorous safety training provided by Frontz Drilling, our clients, and third party providers. Below are a selection of the nationally recognized certifications our personnel have received:

      • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER and 8-Hour Annual Refresher
      • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Construction Safety
      • SafeLandUSA
      • FRA Roadway Worker Protection Program
      • eRAILSAFE
      • Red Cross First Aid and CPR
      • National Safety Council Defensive Driving
      • Fatigue Education and Awareness
      • MSHA Mine Safety

Footprint

We have extensive experience in the Midwest and Eastern U.S., and have completed projects in nearly every state east of the Mississippi River. We will travel wherever our clients need us. We have completed projects and/or hold drilling licenses in the following states:

Midwest
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Michigan
Illinois
Kentucky
Indiana
Wisconsin
East
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
Virginia
Maryland
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Delaware
West Virginia
Other
Tennessee
North Carolina
Florida
Alabama
Missouri
Iowa