R. K. Enterprises of Wisconsin, Inc.     N221 Sunset Dr.   Appleton, WI 54914       C: 920-422-1155   O: 920-733-0808

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R.K. Enterprises specializes in directional boring (commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD) which is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables along a prescribed bore path using a surface launched drilling rig. It is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. The drill unit installs utilities by pilot boring underground. The system uses a removable drill head matched to soil conditions by the operator and a series of drill stems to push and rotate the head. Once the pilot bore is completed, a reamer/backreamer is attached to the drill stem string and pulled back, enlarging the bore wall to comfortably accommodate the product wire, conduit or pipe that is subsequently pulled into place. By boring underground, the working area is confined to points of entry and exit only. Directional boring offers a minimal impact on the surrounding area and minimizes environmental disruption. It can be used for crossing waterways, roadways, railroads, interstates, airport runways, lakes, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas and areas where other methods are less economically viable. It provides less traffic disruption, lower costs, shorter completion times, and no scarring of the landscape.

Examples of Directional Boring applications:

  • Burying cable main lines or fiber & electric primary and secondary lines
  • Installing sump pump discharge pipes to the curb
  • Installation of street lights
  • Routing security and communications wires to remote gates
  • Irrigation systems for commercial or residential landscapes

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In open areas, Cable Plowing is a practical method of burying cables for electric, telephone and cable TV utility companies. As the Cable Plow moves forward, one end opens a trench in the ground and a drum feeds cable into the opening. Power, phone, fiber, gas, water, TV and/or irrigation can be plowed as single or multiple lines to depths varying from 12 to 48 inches in many different terrains. Plowing is an alternative method to trenching, as it causes minimal disruption to the landscape.

 

 

 

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Vacuum Excavation occurs when high-pressure water or pressurized air breaks up and cuts the soil, while a high-flow vacuum system simultaneously lifts the soil up and out of the excavation area and into a debris tank.

Fiber optic lines, cables, and other utilities can be efficiently located without the damage that can happen with traditional mechanical digging and offers a faster, safer and less destructive alternative to traditional hand excavation.  This manner of excavation causes less surface damage, reduces disruption of traffic and other surface activities and can be easier and less expensive to repair.  It allows for precise excavations without the risk of damaging buried utility lines, pipes or tree roots.

Other Advantages of Vacuum Excavation

  • Locate and expose underground utilities with no risk
  • Dig effectively in any type of soil
  • More productive than open pit/backfill methods
  • Clean and self-contained
  • Compact applications
  • Increased excavation speed

Vacuum excavation has gained acceptance by cities, utilities, and contractors as an effective alternative to traditional excavation methods in a wide range of applications such as:

  • Line location
  • Installation and repair for utilities and pipelines
  • Sewer and pipe
  • Rehabilitation
  • Slot Trenching
  • Waterline maintenance and repair
  • Directional digging
  • Excavation in congested areas
  • Sign and pole installation
  • Landscaping excavation
  • Precision digging

 

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Trenching is the most simplistic and inexpensive way to bury wire and pipe.  It is effective if there are no underground or surface obstructions as it is disruptive to the surrounding landscape.  Trenching allows for any size, type, and amount of pipe to be buried up to five (5) feet deep.

 

 

 

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Other services provided by R. K. Enterprises include:

  • Backhoe excavation
  • Pulling cable through conduit
  • Placement of pedestals
  • Placement of power pedestals and transformers

 

 

 

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