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Window Sampling

Ground Investigation Ireland Ltd provides Window Sampling for Geotechnical and Environmental Site Investigations, to provide information and soil parameters on ground conditions and to recover overburden samples for identification and testing

Window Sampling is a common, 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 on and to site and is ideal 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), providing a full soil profile, and enabling samples to be recovered for environmental testing.