- Drilling wells--whether it’s to access groundwater or oil.
- Geothermal drilling--to access and extract the earth’s heat.
- Pile drilling to support a building on unstable ground--up to 2,000 millimeters in diameter and 70 meters deep.
- Micropile drilling, in particular for the reinforcement of existing structures--between 150 and 200 mm in diameter and up to 30 meters deep.
- Blast hole drilling for quarries.
- Continuous flight augering maintains the walls of the borehole with the drill cuttings that are driven by the auger.
Drilling is most often done vertically, but it can also be horizontal or directional, for example for the placement of anchors.