Ground Investigation


Hydracrat is one of Scotland’s leading Site Investigation drilling contractors.

We specialise in rotary borehole drilling on geotechnical, geo-environmental, geophysical and mineral exploration projects.

Hydracrat holds unmatched experience in drilling in some of the industry’s harshest, most remote environments.

Our plant can be deployed on a variety of development sites, ranging from city centre locations to isolated sites including disused opencast coal fields, quarries, farmland, forestry and peat bogs.

Ground Investigation drilling services include:

Specialists in Ground Investigation Drilling

Due to its 40” and 50” wide low ground pressure soft tracks, our HYCAT drilling fleet is capable of traversing even the most challenging terrain, removing the need for construction of temporary access roads or tracks while ensuring minimal ground disturbance.

The HYCAT is capable of all flush types and utilises high performance onboard compressors to minimise auxiliary plant and water requirements, thus maintaining a high level of productivity even when working remotely from roads and hydrants.

Hydracrat’s professional team of Lead Drillers each hold decades of drilling experience and ensure maximum possible recovery of high quality, high percentage core samples.

Senior management at Hydracrat are also available to provide expert, no obligation advice towards project planning and resource selection.

Recent Projects include: