Direct Push Technology

Geoprobe® pioneered Direct Push Subsurface Sampling Technology in 1987. A direct push machine "pushes" tools and sensors into the ground without the use of drilling to remove soil to make a path for the tool. Geoprobe® direct push machines rely on a relatively small amount of static (vehicle) weight combined with percussion as the energy for advancing a tool string. Direct push tools do not remove cuttings from the probe hole but depend on compression of soil or rearrangement of soil particles to permit advancement for the tool string. Direct push tools are advanced as far as possible using only the static weight of the carrier vehicle. Percussion is applied as required when probing through sands, gravels, hard pans, high friction clays, tills, fill materials, and surface frost.

Direct Push benefits

  • No cuttings, No Drums, No Hazardous Waste, No Cost
  • Variety of technically accurate tooling capabilities for soil, soil gas, groundwater sampling and contaminant detection
  • Minimal disturbance to the ground surface. Only a small diameter hole is created
  • Quick and economical mobilization
  • Quicker and more mobile, allowing easier access to low clearance, limited access and off road areas
  • Both probing and sampling is fast
  • Less labour intensive
  • Quick collection of conformation borings for site closure
  • Drills easily through surface pavement up to .31m (concrete coring)
  • Capable of angle probing
  • Compact and intrusive equipment.
  • 160 cubic feet of dry storage space
  • Efficient. Convenient. Protected. Secure

Direct Push Sampling Options

MC5 and MC7 Soil Sampling Systems

Soil Gas Sampling

Groundwater Sampling (SP16)

Monitoring Well Installation Sampling