Crux is a geotechnical exploration and construction firm, providing contract drilling and related services to the industry.
Founded in 1998 by experienced individuals, we bring together innovative equipment, techniques and personnel to provide drilling services on some of the most logistically challenging projects in North America. Crux formed its roots in geotechnical exploration, providing superior core recovery in difficult-access locations. We operate a full in-house machine shop, allowing us to tailor equipment to access these challenging locations and meet other project-specific needs. Our specialty drilling methods are dedicated to maintaining cost-effectiveness while minimizing environmental impact, and the company prides itself on acquiring data within the existing footprint of an area or structure. Among others, exploration services include core drilling and sampling, horizontal drilling, in-situ testing, instrument installation and downhole imaging.
Our expertise and experience in exploration naturally extended into the geotechnical construction arena. Here, we provide slope stabilization, ground improvement and foundation services to a wide variety of project types. With over 10 years of experience in the design and construction of specialty foundations, Crux provides innovative alternatives that offer cost-effective solutions when access or subsurface conditions present challenges to conventional foundation construction.
Crux offers design services for design-build, design-assist and value-engineering programs. Our management and staff engineers work directly with geotechnical consultants and structural engineers to provide a design that meets the desired needs of a project.