• Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Hydro Vac Truck Services
  • Excavation Services


Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is used for installing telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines; it is used for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas and any area where other methods are more expensive or not feasible.

The machine is started above ground, drills down to the desired depth and then steers under the crossing. Once the pilot bore is completed, a reamer/back reamer is attached to the drill stem string and pulled back, enlarging the bore wall to easily accommodate the product wire, conduit or pipe, which is then pulled into place.

We have the ability to install underground utilities on grade. We have the technology to be 100% accurate on depth and accuracy on hitting our target exit hole. We use specialized software to record bore profiles which then can be uploaded into the computer to email or print off for clients. We also use a specialized down hole tool that will measure our pulling pressure on the product we are installing.

Our company has the ability with our current bore machines to pull product 1” to 20” in diameter. We can bore depths between 1 foot to 80 feet. We also have the capabilities to use a hard wire line inside the pipe that will send a signal back to the driller so we can steer at any depth.

Typically the length of a bore shots can range from 1 meter to 600 meters. We have very occasionally completed longer shots.


Cros-Man Direct Underground (Acq) Inc. is not limited to HDD. We also have Hydro Vac Trucks. Hydro Vac trucks are used to soft expose underground utilities so that we can get an accurate depth and profile of the utility. Such as giving us the ability to locate underground utilities for any of our drill shots, but also for other companies who work in underground construction that need utility locates.

This is necessary so that we know the depth we can drill so we do not harm any existing utilities such as power, telecommunication lines, gas lines and water lines etc. We have the ability to locate utilities up to 30 feet down. We can also excavate large holes and haul the soil away.


Our company also has a Trackhoe and Backhoe to assist with the HDD and for open trench digging.