We are a company with a reputation for excellence, specialising in a range of services including directional drilling, thrust boring, pipe ramming, hydro and air spade excavation and open cut trenching. We also provide civil engineering works and transportation.
Subsurface Civil & Drilling Ltd, formally known as Subsurface Drilling Ltd has re-branded and are now undertaking works in the civil sector. We have been operating in the Canterbury and North Canterbury area for over 16 years with works in areas from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs, Ashburton to Akaroa including the West Coast.
We provide on-grade installations by pipe ramming. This is where a steel casing is installed under roadways, railway tracks etc as a liner pipe to carry communications, drainage water power etc.
Open Cut Trenching
With a wide range of excavators we can carry out conventional trenching for low voltage and high voltage power cabling, water and communication cable installations.
Air Spade Excavations
We supply air spade excavations, generally used around power cables and protected trees to minimise any damage to the roots or cables.
Range of Machinery
We carry a range of 1.7T to 12T Excavators, 5T-10T Tip Trucks with three axle tipping trailer available for bulk cartage.
Transportation of Machinery
We have an eight wheel transporter that is capable of carrying up to 12T of machinery.
Site Works & Clearing
We carry out site works and clearing, can undertake the preparation of driveway works, and offer kerb preparation.
Water Reticulation Installs
We have Christchurch City Council approved water reticulation installers.
Thrust boring is a trenchless method used to install a single pipe from 32mm diameter to 110mm - commonly used for power, water, drainage, communications under roadways, paths, patios. Anywhere we can set up our equipment we can install.
At Subsurface Civil & Drilling we are Christchurch City Council approved Polyethylene and Electro-fusion welders. We supply butt welding services from 63mm to 315mm and electro fusion welding from 32mm to 500mm.
Ground Pentrating Radar
“GPR” is a service that is offered to clients for locating and identifying existing service locations and depths. Hydro-excavation units are used to identify and visualise the services prior to any excavations or trenchless works being undertaken.
Asphalt Repair Works
We carry out asphalt reinstatement works of trenches in foot-ways, roadways and patches.
We offer a professional consulting service to clients for planning and design works. This can range from best techniques available for the job, time frames, products available, budgeting of costs etc.
With a wide range of directional drilling machines, we can offer this trenchless installation method that is carried out by a drill guided along a given route. Once a destination is reached, the drill rods are then retrieved and at the same time a pipe is pulled back into the cavity. We have a range of drill rigs - from 5000lb to 30,000lb machines - capable of installing pipes with diameters ranging from 32mm to 500mm.
We offer, as part of our day to day works, hydro-excavation for locating of services, pole holes and slurry clean up.
We carry out drainage works - from pipe installations to manholes, pressure testing to job completion.