Geotechnical Investigation Over Water

Pontoons for Surveys, Probe Testing, Rigs & Boreholes

Geotechnical Investigation Pontoons

Water-based surveys, sampling and other exploratory work needs a solid platform from which to work. Floating Pontoon Solutions provides safe, secure, customisable platforms that enable your teams to do their jobs without worrying about their own safety, or the integrity of the investigations.

Need Space for Drilling?

The modular construction of our floating pontoons means that you can tailor the platform for your requirements. So if you need a central clearing in the platform to provide room for boring, testing or sampling, our experts will construct it for you.

Take a look at the modular floating pontoons solutions that have helped our clients.

Easily Manoeuvred
Need your floating pontoon system to be mobile on the water, so it can visit a number of sampling sites? Ask us to fit an outboard engine as part of your pontoon hire and you’ll be able to navigate canals, rivers and lakes.
Load Spreading

When undertaking drilling for Geotechnical works, it’s not just the weight of equipment housed on the pontoon which needs to be taken into consideration but also the additional force applied whilst the rig is undertaking drilling. In order to counter this and ensure that the pontoon remains as stable as possible, we can install steel form work and load spreading mats to ensure the point load being applied is spread across as much of the pontoon as required.

Mooring Your Floating Pontoon

Where your work requires the floating pontoon to remain securely in place, we will assess the condition of the water and use the appropriate mooring equipment to ensure survey work isn’t compromised or delayed by movement.

All our staff are CSCS trained and have RYA qualifications. Working on the water is like a second home to them, meaning you’re in the safest hands possible.

Choose FPS Floating Pontoons For...
  • Window sampling
  • Dynamic probe testing
  • Cable percussive boreholes
  • Floating terrier rigs
  • Over water bore holes
  • Gi and SI Geochemical testing 

Pontoon Hire. What’s Included?

Free Estimates

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Delivery & Collection

We have our own fleet of vehicles to transport your pontoon, safety boat and equipment to any location throughout the UK, Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Assembly & Dismantling

We have experienced and qualified operatives, from the assembly of a floating pontoon to the erection of a scaffold tower, There will be few challenges they have not already come across!  

Extra Equipment

We can supply additional equipment from outboard motors, tower scaffolds, life rings, throw lines, life jackets and debris booms, please ask if you have any specific requirements.

Your Investigation Partner

Make Floating Pontoon Solutions your floating platform partner for all on-water geotechnical and environmental investigations.

We deliver and install our floating pontoons virtually anywhere, assembling on land or water depending on access and the availability of solid ground.

We work with you through all phases of your project from attending pre-start meetings, providing method statements and guidance through to installation and demobilising of the pontoon.

To discuss your project and explore pontoon hire options, please call 01253 921 352 or contact us.

Not Just Pontoon Hire

Modular pontoon systems are extremely versatile tools to solve any number of problems associated with working on or around water. Our expertise and understanding of these problems enable us to satisfy our clients’ needs efficiently. We have gained an enormous amount of experience over the last 10 years and are confident that we provide the most professional and comprehensive service in the UK today.

All of our Safety Boats and Workboats are coded, licensed and delivered ready for use. Equipment can be hired on a bareboat basis or with one of our RYA Qualified Operators. Hire rates include: Full Day and Long Term hire.

We also offer a full range of equipment for hire from life jackets and outboard engines though to scaffold towers and debris booms.

Whatever your project requirements are, Floating Pontoon Solutions can cater for your needs. We will work alongside you from start to completion of your project. We offer a full range of equipment suitable for any job, to ensure that everything runs efficiently.

Looking For An Affordable Floating Platform for your GI ?

Call us on 01253 921 352 or email us