Exploratory Test Borings from a Trusted Source
S.W.COLE’s wholly-owned test boring subsidiary, S. W. Cole Explorations, LLC (S.W.COLEx), was formed in 2015 to provide test boring exploration services for S.W.COLE’s geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental projects.
The company services S.W.COLE’s projects throughout New England from two locations and is led by a team of seasoned professionals. Kevin Hanscom, a geotechnical engineer who has worked for S.W.COLE in the Bangor, Maine office for more than 20 years, is S.W.COLEx’s General Manager and is responsible for scheduling, budgeting, billing and management of operations. Our drill crew teams are led by qualified, experienced drillers who have each worked in the region for over 20 years.
The success of S.W.COLEx has allowed the company to expand its client base. S.W.COLEx can also service many different types of exploration needs, regardless of S.W.COLE’s involvement in the project, including utility line, roadway, borrow source and environmental projects.
In 2015 , S.W.COLEx purchased two new Diedrich D-50 rubber track mounted drill rigs. These all-purpose rigs can be used for both soil and rock exploration using hollow stem augers, continuous flight augers, rotary tools and core drilling tools. The rigs are rated up to 250’ depth with hollow stem or continuous flight augers and 1,000 linear feet of core drilling using N series tools.
In 2016, to help in meeting the demand for drilling services in the region, S.W.COLEx acquired the drilling equipment of Great Works Test Boring, Inc., including three rigs.
Our rigs are transported to project sites on 20-ton trailers that are towed with medium duty trucks.
For information about S. W. Cole Explorations, please contact general manager Kevin Hanscom at 207.848.5714.