Before directional drilling hit the construction scene, there was excavation. We offer trenching and light excavation services. In some situations, excavation or trenching is a more feasible, cost-effective alternative to drilling. It depends on the ground conditions, location, and depth of the project.
When pulling back steel, copper, ductile iron, or any other rigid pipe, it is usually necessary to excavate a trench leading up to the bore hole. This allows the material to gradually be pulled to depth. In these circumstances, the pipe is fused, welded, or screwed together on ground level and gradually pulled to depth, eliminating the stress of flexing or bending.
Vermeer D24x40 Series II
Our operators are trained by a 20+ year veteran to the drilling industry. The training not only focuses on the operation of the drill rig, but also the quality of the hole that is being drilled. Varying ground conditions determine the type of drill head used, the amount of water used to lubricate the hole being drilled, and any additives to the water to help with additional lubrication. Proper preparation of the bore hole is crucial before pullback can be completed.
The D24x40 Series II offers the convenience of self-contained design, manpower efficiency and powerful spindle torque for tough drilling conditions. It has the muscle to get the job done, delivering 4000 ft-lb of torque and 24,000 lbs of thrust/pullback. With this machine we are capable of large bores that even the manufacturer is impressed with. This rig has a small footprint, considering its pullback power. We are able to squeeze it into tight places and complete shots that most other boring companies would require a larger, more powerful drill to complete. Our ability to utilize the drill’s power is one key factor that sets us apart from other drilling companies.
Our motto says it all: "Your hole is our goal." We mean that quite literally. We pride ourselves on our accuracy and precision. You can paint a dot on the ground, and that is where our drill head will end up when we are finished. Our reputation has been established with work performed all over the country, from sewer work to utilities to traffic signal road crossings.
When it comes to locators, we utilize the most current technology, the DigiTrak F5. The F5 allows us to use all the standard locating features, with a few bonus features. We are able to drill across heavily congested roads and highways, under buildings and waterways without having to be directly over the drill head to locate. The F5 features a "Target-in-the-box" tracking system that allows the driller to drill to the locator while staying on course and at the specified depth. This allows for drilling in areas where the bore path is not accessible, such as over water or in heavy traffic.