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Temporary business operations in place, please read our company statement for more information.

Window Sampling

Ground Investigation Ireland Ltd. provides Window Sampling for Geotechnical and Environmental Site Investigations. Window sampling facilitates the collection of  information relating to soil parameters and ground conditions as well as the recovery of overburden samples for identification and testing.

Window Sampling is a versatile, low cost drilling method for shallow geotechnical and environmental sampling, where information on shallow ground conditions are required or shallow foundations are expected to be feasible.

The Window Sampler is a relatively lightweight, compact, mobile rig on rubber tracks for easy access to sites. It is an ideal drilling method for sites with restricted access (narrow gates, inside buildings, slopes, etc.) or soft ground.

The sampler uses one-metre long extension rods and is driven into the ground by a percussion method using a drop hammer, obtaining one metre long plastic lined cores to a depth of up to 10m in suitable conditions (generally 6m). The retrieved cores allows our engineers to  provide a full soil profile for geotechnical purposed and allow the collection of high quality samples for geotechnical and environmental testing.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Position Statement

Coronavirus COVID-19: Position Statement update for Ground Investigations Ireland Ltd

Due to the current measures put in place by the government, for the health and wellbeing of our workforce and the Public to curb the spread of Covid-19, GII have taken the following actions. 

All site works have temporarily ceased unless deemed necessary to deal with the current national Emergency, our rigs have where necessary been demobilised back to our yard. We will be continuing with works once the restrictions are lifted and will return to any site works that are incomplete. 

All of our engineers are working from home and will be able to finalise some works, there will be a limit on what can be achieved but we will endeavour to complete the works we can and get the information to our clients as promptly as possible your patience is appreciated at this time.  

We will still be accepting Tender and Pricing enquiries, if you can contact James Lombard on his mobile number below, for any other enquiries please contact one of the mobile numbers or e-mails listed below. 

Thank You for your support and we wish you and your employees and families the best and hope that you remain safe during this period.

James Lombard

Fergal McNamara

Barry Sexton

Conor Finnerty

Aisling Mc Donnell