Site Characterization

After Hurricane Sandy, the shoreline in much of Manhattan was battered and in need of repair. The client was engaged to rebuild a pier and simultaneously design for future resiliency of the shoreline along Battery Park, but before the design phase could begin they needed extensive data.

Aquifer Drilling & Testing, a Cascade Company (ADT) was brought in to conduct sampling and rock coring over the water, and to provide cone penetration testing (CPT) and standard rotary drilling in the park.

Between the foot traffic of the public park, the challenging lithology, and the over water drilling, it was a tricky project. Learn how the ADT crew overcame these hurdles to provide the client with the data they needed earlier than expected.