Horizontal Directional Drilling & Underground Construction Services

R Directional Drilling & Underground Technology, Inc. and our subsidiaries service the public, commercial and residential markets with the variety of underground services.

  • 24 hour emergency services
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
    • Dirt ground conditions*
    • Cobble ground conditions*
    • Rock ground conditions*
  • Trenching
  • Open cut dry utilities
  • Utility locations for underground repairs
  • Asphalt Cuts
  • Utility duct pulling
  • Potholing underground utilities
  • Asphalt removal
  • Backfill & compacting

* May include the placement of conduit for water, sewer, electric, gas, telecommunications, cable or any other required underground utilities including the placement of shoring as required.

Each project is customized to the special requirements of the client and current ground conditions. Prices are determined by the scope of the project, ground condition, required materials, labor hours and wear and tear on equipment.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Our fleet of sixteen Vermeer directional drills, range in size from a 20x22, which is capable of pulling 20,000 lbs to one of the largest drills in the Southwest, a 220x330, capable of pulling in 200,000 lbs of product. This year, as company we set records for both the 24x40 Vermeer and the 80x100 Vermeer drills by pulling in 54,000 lbs and 139,000 lbs respectively. We have the capability and equipment to complete large bores up to 48”, as well as long distance bores up to 4000’. Our innovative use of mud recycling, mud driven down hole motors, aggressive tri cone bits and larger drills, make R Directional Drilling the “go to” drilling company for rock or specialty large bore projects.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Open Trenching

We have expanded our capabilities to include conventional open trenching methods in moving towards “turnkey” solutions for our client’s underground needs. Currently, we operate seven fully staffed and equipped trenching crews, with each crew comprised with a 310 John Deere backhoe, 5 yard dump truck, 1 ton crew truck and an air compressor equipped with a jackhammer and tamper. Our trenching crews receive specialized training on utility company installation requirements, and trench/shoring safety.

Open Trenching

Vacuum Potholing

While vacuum potholing has always been used during the horizontal drilling operations, the need by our clients for stand-alone vacuum pothole services has become apparent. Currently, we have established four vacuum pothole crews equipped with 3,000 gal wet vacuum systems mounted on semi-trucks. These units are unique in that they carry 750 gal of water for the 4500 psi pressure water cutter and have an on board 135 cfm air compressor and jackhammer for asphalt removal. The increased capacity and built in features allow for less downtime to dump a full tank and removes the need to have additional equipment in a congested area.

With the variation of capabilities, equipment, training and personnel, R Directional Drilling and Underground Technology Inc., has grown into one of the premier providers of underground pathways in the Southwest. Thank you for the opportunity to present R Directional Drilling and Underground Technology Inc. and should you have any questions or need additional information, please give us a call.

Vacuum Potholing

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