Horizontal Drains

Horizontal drains are used to lower the groundwater levels in a hillside for the control and prevention of landslides.

We have been installing drains for hillside stabilization since 1999

The horizontal drains we have installed follow the following

basic Cal Trans specifications:


  • Drill 3.25” hole diameter with water rotary drill rig
  • Install 1.5” Sch 80, PVC, flush-threaded pipe and screen
  • Seal at surface
  • Hookup to drainage system to transport water away from hillside

Equipment Description


Case 6030 Horizontal Track Drill Rig

Heavy duty rig for drilling up to 400’ into hillside. Water rotary with drill rods and tri-cone bit. This rig requires a semi-flat area 16’ x 16’ ( can be dug by backhoe) next to hillside to facilitate drilling horizontally.

 

  • Width – 7’
  • Length – 12’
  • Height – 6.5’
  • Weight – 14,468#

All Terrain

Morooka Support Vehicle

All-terrain, rubber tracks.
It can go where our support trucks cannot go.

It has a hydraulic dump bed and is capable of moving pallets of materials, augers, rods, water tank, generator and other equipment.

 

  • Width – 7’
  • Length – 12’
  • Height – 6.5’
  • Weight – 12,000 lbs.

Other Equipment

Support trucks, pumps, generators, pressure washers, decon ponds, hoses, forklift, hopper, concrete core barrels, etc.

Photo Gallery

Truck Rigs
Northern California

CME Rig
Santa Rosa

Truck Rigs
Northern California

CME Rig
Santa Rosa

DR10K Install Well Under Canopy
San Francisco

Morooka Track
In South San Francisco

DR8K
Petaluma

DR8K
Petaluma

DR8K
In Sacramento County

1993 – Portable Remote Access Rig Eureka
Humboldt County

Portable Off Track
On Creek Bed

Portable Remote Access Rig
In South Bay

Portable Remote Access Rig
In Fremont – South Bay

Portable Remote Access Rig
In Mountain View

Portable Remote Access Rig
Bay Area – Drilled & Sampled to 90′

Portable Remote Access Rig
SF Bay Area

Health and Safety:

All personnel have current 40-hr OSHA health and safety training and participate in a medical surveillance program. We provide our own PPE.