What Is Utility Coring?

Local Authorities and utility providers rely on our professional and reliable team at CTS to ensure completed reinstatements for services such as electricity, gas, water, cable, and telecommunications all comply with the following standards and specifications:-

Utility companies are required to maintain, repair, and install equipment beneath Carriageways and Footways to accommodate the vital services that the UK relies on every day.

Once work is completed and the undertaker has reinstated core drilling openings made in the pavement, it may fall under a program of coring work carried out on a percentage of utility reinstatements.


Utility Drilling Services

An in-depth and easy-to-read report is provided including photographs clarifying the exact core location, and a ‘core and scale’ photograph showing the condition of the extruded core as drilled on-site. 

We also supply a report, summarising clear results to enable monitoring of performance by specific gangs or utilities, pass/failure guidance, and provide concise details of exactly where any non-conformances within the SROH/SROR have occurred.

Our complete core drilling and utility coring services include:

  • Core drilling and measurement
  • Visual survey including recording any surface crowing or edge depressions
  • Photographic evidence of the site visit and extruded core
  • Determination of Bulk Density, Maximum Density, and Air Voids of test samples

Experience and Standards

Our team at CTS is fully UKAS*-accredited for core drilling and measurement and is supported by our in-house laboratories which are assessed by UKAS in accordance with ISO 17025.

Our laboratories perform Bulk and Maximum Density testing to assess the overall Air Void percentage of layers to ensure full compliance with the SROH/SROR specification.

We pride ourselves on providing accurate and reliable utility coring and core drilling services ensuring that all regulations and safety standards are being met. 

* For a full list of our UKAS-accredited activities, please visit our Accreditations and Industry Standards 

Why Choose CTS for Utility Coring Services?

Our team at CTS are dedicated, fully qualified core drilling NRSWA Operatives and Supervisors experienced in Traffic Management set-up and pedestrian management, helping minimise disruption to road users and providing safe systems of work.

Our technicians are experts in core drilling and extraction techniques, offering high-quality visual inspections to assess the overall quality and compliance of the reinstatement.

To find out more about our core drilling services, please get in touch with a member of the CTS team today, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services and how we can help you.