Our Work

Drilling and Blasting

Palmetto Rock Services

For all the accomplishments and successful projects we could list, our focus—first and foremost— will always be on safety. Absolutely nothing we do comes before the safety and well being of our staff, the public at large, the companies we work with and for, and the places where we do our work. This is not only in the best interest of our business, it is our deep moral and ethical obligation to take every prudent precaution necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone exposed to the hazards of our industry.


For over 25 years, Palmetto Rock Services, Inc. has been providing expert contract drilling services for quarries, mines, construction sites, and more. Whether to simply fragment rock which needs to be excavated, or to prepare for a more complex controlled blast, we have truly mastered this highly-specialized skill, and can handle the most challenging drilling projects with an unmatched level of safety and professionalism.

  • Capable of drilling holes 3″-5.5″ in diameter
  • Drilling pattern flexibility
  • Horizontal and vertical drilling

Dedicated to getting the best results with the least amount of vibration and air blast to the project site and neighboring environment, the Palmetto Rock Services team uses only safe, proven blasting methods.

  • Electronic blasting initiation system
  • Non-electric detonator
  • Survey with the coordinates of the boreholes and explosion sites

Sometimes controlled blasting isn’t an option because of the vibration, risk of fly rock, noise, or sensitive facilities nearby. In these cases, in lieu of a blast, we fracture the rock or concrete with chemical rock-splitting agents and hydraulic breakers. Regardless of your needs, we’ll find the right solution to keep your project progressing forward.

  • Excavator-Mounted Hydraulic Breakers for fracturing large areas of rock or concrete
  • Dā-mite® Rock Splitting Mortar for silent, vibration-free fracturing in rock-cuts up to 50 feet deep
Palmetto Rock Services