All boring log forms include a field for entering descriptions of the various soil and rock types encountered during drilling. These fields are always paragraphs, so you may want to review the section on entering information into paragraph fields.
- Before you enter your description, remember to fill in the "Depth" field with the depth where the soil or rock layer began. (You only need to enter the depth at the top of the strata.) On the same card, enter the soil or rock layer's description and, if necessary, choose the patterns to be used to represent the stratigraphy.
You don't need to tell LOGDRAFT where a particular stratigraphy layer ends. The program just assumes that each layer ends at the depth where the next stratigraphy change is entered.
- Don't feel compelled to fill in all of the data entry fields for a card just because you've entered a new description -- for instance, leave the sampling information fields blank unless you began a new sampling interval at the same depth as your description.
- In the card where the ending depth for the boring is entered, many users enter something like
BORING TERMINATED AT xxx FEET
into the description field. The boring log sample in this figure shows how this appears when printed.