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Atlantic Testing Expands Customer Base


Diversity is a driving force for Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited (ATL). From diverse office locations to services, ATL has found stability and growth to serve customers in New York and New England for 52 years.

“We are extremely diversified, and have experience providing services for projects of varying complexity and magnitude,” Eric VanAlstyne, corporate development manager, said. “Our goal is to provide the most economical solution that will satisfy the project requirements while meeting the required project schedule.”

From any of their 10 offices, the full-service engineering support firm offers subsurface investigations, water-based investigations, geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing and special inspections on soil, concrete, bituminous asphalt, steel, masonry, EIFS, wood, and fireproofing materials; nondestructive testing; field and batch plant inspection; precast and prestressed plant inspection; shop inspection for structural steel fabrication; petrographic analysis of concrete and aggregate; ground penetrating radar; vibration monitoring; dynamic pile testing; and thermal conductivity testing.

The slope along the Moses Adirondack transmission line is no deterrent to the geotechnical investigations conducted by Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited (ATL). Two Geoprobe® 7822DTs were used to complete 850 soil borings, 30 to 50 feet deep with four-point soil resistivity tests at more than 100 holes.

The slope along the Moses Adirondack transmission line is no deterrent to the geotechnical investigations conducted by Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited (ATL). Two Geoprobe® 7822DTs were used to complete 850 soil borings, 30 to 50 feet deep with four-point soil resistivity tests at more than 100 holes.

For ATL, the Geoprobe® 7822DT offers them the reliability, value, and ease to operate and maintain required by their lengthy list of services. “We like having the ability to direct push and drill conventionally in one unit. The small footprint allows us to get into tight spaces,” Tim Gavin, drilling operations manager, said. “The low cost of mobilizing and demobilizing an off-road drill rig without needing a lowboy tractor trailer is cost-effective. Having the ability to store it in enclosed trailers to protect it from the elements is very beneficial.”

The wide range of Geoprobe® 7822DT rig benefits have helped to diversify the ATL customer base as well.

“ATL has become more competitive in the electrical transmission line drilling market,” Gavin said. “Expanding our fleet by adding these Geoprobe® combo rigs has allowed us to work with clients we hadn’t worked with previously.”

ATL was founded on the premise that providing a quality service requires integrity, honesty, commitment, and dedication. Those core values have cemented ATL’s position as a trusted and valued engineering partner on thousands of projects. One recent project that stands out is the New York Power Authority Transmission Line Project (Smart Path), located in St. Lawrence and Lewis counties in New York.

“We performed subsurface investigation services, which entailed advancing 850 soil borings, to an estimated depth of 30 feet to 50 feet, utilizing hollow stem augers or flush joint casing,” Gavin said. “We performed four-point soil resistivity tests at each boring location. Two Geoprobe® rigs were utilized, spinning 3-inch casing and coring. On more than 100 holes we used NQ wire line techniques.”

ATL’s geotechnical investigations served to support the design for the replacement of more than 800 wooden transmission towers along the 86-mile-long Moses Adirondack transmission line in order to provide system reliability. ATL also provided the soil laboratory analysis of the samples obtained.


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