Sample Collection Core Descriptions
Mine Subsidence Soil Piping Mass Wasting
The personnel of the Western Regional Office in Henderson often collect, assist the collection, or secure collection sites for taking samples of coal, petroleum, water, industrial minerals and soils.
Our personnel have conducted coring programs for coal and soils and have cooperated with private concerns to gain valuable subsurface information.
We have assisted the public, industry, and governments in the investigation of mine subsidence, karst and soil piping incidences and also have investigated rock falls and earth slides.
Soil piping is a common minor geologic hazard in western Kentucky. They normally appear suddenly after strong rains and are a big concern to homeowners when they occur close to foundations. They can be difficult to remediate but often it is resolved by filling in the hole with a coarser material and diverting water from the area.