Horizontal Directional Drilling, or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface-launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area.

Directional Boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including road, landscape and river crossings.

Pipes can be made of materials such as PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, ductile iron and steel, if the pipes can be pulled through the drilled hole.

Ken Hamel started his business of Cros-Man Direct Underground Ltd. in 2004 as Owner/Manager to Field Operations. He continued to expand the business with trust and integrity to deliver customer-centered service to consistently complete top quality projects on time. The company goal was to aim for success with both client and employee satisfaction and his record of return clients and long-term employees is outstanding. Safety for the employees and the job site is a top priority with respect and protection of the environment.

In March 2016, Ken sold the company to the Energold Group (www.energold.com).