Directional Drilling


The boring machine advances these steel rods and tool with a combination of pushing and spinning the tool to steer around existing utility systems and other natural barriers. Electronic transmitters and Directional Drilling receivers are used to communicate with a sending unit placed in the drilling tool head prior to the start. These electronics continuously monitor the drill tool and relays to the operator the exact location and depth of the tool at all times. Throughout the pilot hole process, small adjustments are made to the drill head to keep it on track until you have achieved your desired path of depth and length.

Following the drilling of the pilot hole, a tool commonly known as a back reamer is pulled through the pilot hole to expand the hole to the desired diameter. During this process a drilling fluid is introduced into the hole by the backreamer to act as a lubricant and to hold the hole open. Once the desired diameter has been achieved you can attach conduits, cables, gas line, water line, drain line etc. and pull them back through the hole.


  • CCI currently operates 3 drills with the capability of placing single or multiple conduits up to 12” in diameter, up to 1,000' in length.
  • Drilling eliminates the need for the ever increasing cost of open cutting roads, driveways and sidewalks.
  • Drilling eliminates the need for road closures due to open cutting.
  • Drilling eliminates the unsightly mess and the need for restoration caused by trenching.
  • Drilling can reach areas inaccessible by other equipment.
  • Faster than any other method of placement available in the industry today.
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