Our diversified and experienced geological staff allows S.W.COLE to provide geological services specifically tailored to unique project requirements of your project.
Borrow and Bedrock Evaluation
Gravel Pit and Quarry Evaluations, Permit Assistance and Monitoring
S.W.COLE can perform volume estimates for your pit or quarry, inclusive of borrow quality and/or bedrock quality for use as aggregates. We can provide permit assistance for various requirements associated with pit size or excavating near or below the water table. Additionally, we can provide compliance water level and quality monitoring, as required by most permits.
Evaluations include the review of in-place fractures for bedrock strength indexes, rock quality designation (RQD) data for bedrock core, and the preliminary evaluation of bedrock quality associated with construction sites.
Acid Rock Drainage
S.W.COLE performs evaluations for construction sites where the presence of sulfide minerals in the bedrock results in the increased potential for environmentally damaging acid rock drainage.
Potential Mineral Resource Evaluation
Using published geological mapping and reports, and our years of experience working in the area, our team of Geologists assesses properties across New England for the potential of mineral resources to be present, including sand, gravel and bedrock that could be mined for construction aggregate.