8500 E Trade Center Dr, Columbia MO 65203
Our Jack and Bore services require specialized equipment, including hydraulic jacking systems with a wide range of auger and cutting head tooling allowing us to install permanent steel casings of appropriate size and strength for the job. Our experienced crews, being knowledgeable in the techniques and safety protocols of jack and bore operations are essential for the successful execution of these services.
In the jack and bore process, a pit is excavated on one side of the tracks, and a steel casing is inserted beneath the tracks to create a pathway for the utilities, or in other cases serve as a permanent culvert pipe for drainage. Our hydraulic jacking system is used to push or “jack” the casing horizontally beneath the tracks to the other side while auguring out the material at the same time. Once in place, the utilities are installed inside the casing, and connections are made, or if used as culvert, water may flow freely.
Jack and bore service is particularly useful when traditional trenching or directional drilling is not feasible due to various factors, such as track stability, soil conditions, or the presence of other utilities. Jack and bore services offer a solution that minimizes disruption to the railroad tracks and surrounding areas while allowing for the installation of necessary underground infrastructure.