Rock drilling is the process of drilling straight in to hard rock for several different purposes. Most typically, rock drilling is used to drill holes in to rock that are used for rock splitting machines or blasting. Sometimes though, rock drilling can be used as a means of installing metal supports for anchoring or foundations. Another use of rock drilling is to core for earth and mineral samples. No matter what you need our rock drilling expertise for, we can assure you that we will provide the best services possible.
The process of rock drilling can be a bit complicated, which is why it is best left to professionals. When beginning a drill hole, we establish a center mark, used for positioning of the drill. We then stabilize the drill bit so that we can ensure that the proper spot is drilled in to. We use cutting fluid to ensure that the drill bit is kept cool, which enables us to drill at a higher intensity for longer periods of time. This enables us to get your job done more efficiently, which helps to reduce costs of the overall project.
Types of Rock Drilling
There are several different types of rock drilling, which all cater to different purposes. Spot drilling is usually the first step in the drilling process, as this creates a guide hole which is used for the larger drilling project. Deep hole drilling is is defined as any hole that is drilled to a length which is ten times deeper than the diameter of the hole. This drilling type is used for excavation purposes. Conversely, trepanning is used for creating holes in which the diameter of the hole is larger than its depth, cutting out a disk-like depression.
Rock Drilling Tools
There are many different tools that can be used for rock drilling purposes. On smaller projects, handheld devices can be used. These tools include handheld drills that are made with carburized drill steel and/or hardened drill steel, in which rock-bits are attached to them, which consist of a standard drilling surface with abrasions added to it to help break through and move tougher surfaces. We also use striking bars and top of the line couplings which help to keep all of our projects cost effective and efficient. We constantly keep up to date on the newest technology so that we can do you project to the best of our ability.
Rock Drilling Machines
Which type of machine we use, again depends on how big of a job we are doing. If we are drilling in to large rock structures, we will bring in specialized machines that can handle deeper holes and work at a faster pace. These machines are generally hydraulic or pneumatic in nature with rotary heads and cooling systems. Because of the extra power these machines posses, they can drill in to tougher surfaces than a simple hand machine can. No matter what your job calls for, we promise we can get it done.