Directional Boring

  • RCC performs a directional bore to primary electric lines in Hidden Valley subdivision.
  • Directional drilling in Arkansas, RCC utilizes a dual mud mixing system to bore in conduit for a fiber loop.
  • RCC bores 500' under a taxiway at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to pull back two 4 inch FAA conduits on Sept. 10, 2013.
  • RCC installed the last phase of the ARE-ON fiber optic network at Arkansas State University at Beebe campus. The network connects two and four year colleges across the state of Arkansas.

It's true, any Joe can buy a drilling machine and shove pipe underground. But will they disappear the moment they break down or worse, damage a water main or fiber line? Rest assured you have found a partner you can trust. We want the opportunity to show you how a family operated company can provide excellent service from phone call to cleanup. As a full-service directional boring contractor, RCC is passionate about providing superior quality with professional and friendly customer service. Our team can bore and install piping up to 24" in diameter.

It doesn't stop there. You need more than a drill. RCC has the tools to ensure the project is a success. With an arsenal of specialized locating equipment, we can find public and private utilities. We are also the specialists that AT&T calls on 24/7 when their cable or fiber is cut in Central Arkansas. AT&T trusts us to carefully and precisely excavate around the most congested areas in order to make repairs. Finally, you can count on a team with years of proven experience. We'd love to show you! Call today to learn how we can serve your utility needs.

What is directional boring?

Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables along a prescribed bore path by using a surface-drilling machine, with minimal impact on the surrounding area.

Why use directional boring over trenching?

It is the clean, fast and the safe way to install underground utilities. Directional drilling has no soil erosion, no open trenches and it is environmentally safe. We use a vacuum excavator to suck our bore mud and debris to ensure the environment is left clean and safe. Directional boring is done for many of the same purposes that trenching is; the biggest difference in the effectiveness of the two methods is that directional boring is much less invasive to the terrain. Directional bore machines, or “boring rigs”, simply bore down through the surface of the ground to open up a tunnel underneath in order to facilitate the placement of conduit for utility services.