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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.

Company Notice

It is with a very heavy heart that we at GII share the news of the passing of James Lombard. James was the co-founder and long serving managing director of GII. He had an enormous lust for life and an unrivalled enthusiasm for all things geotechnical. James left an indelible mark on the careers and lives of so many people both in GII and in his personal life. He will be remembered by all for his spirit, his sense of fun and his generosity. His loss leaves an enormous void in the GII family that will be impossible to fill. James will be missed by his family, friends all the GII staff and the wider Geotechnical and Engineering Community.

As a result of James’ passing the offices of GII will be closed on 3rd March 2021.