Phone: (360)253-4320

Mobile: (360)901-3568

 

Vancouver, WA

Licensed WA/OR/CA/AK

Available where you need us

Advanced Boring Specialists, Inc. (ABS) has been specializing in horizontal directional drilling for over 24 years. We have the experience and capability to successfully drill in all ground conditions including rock, sand, clay and silt. We have extensive experience with Steel, FPVC and HDPE. With our up to date equipment and qualified staff we encourage you to utilize our expertise for design and budget.

ABOUT US

PROJECTS

TRENCHLESS PIONEERS

OF THE WEST COAST

As a pioneering contractor in 1989 specializing in the new and emerging horizontal directional boring industry, Advanced Boring Specialists offers over (24) years of combined horizontal drilling experience and the latest in cutting edge directional boring equipment. We market our services all over the west coast for high production directional boring. Primarily, we provide for the trenchless installations of all underground utilities, where conventional open-cut techniques are not feasible due to above ground obstructions or where high restoration costs make open-cut excavation cost prohibitive.

 

Company History

Advanced Boring Specialists was established in pacific northwest in 1990 by James Downing, who saw the early development of mini-size horizontal directional bore rigs, as an excellent opportunity to enter a new and cutting edge sector of the utility installation industry. Well before trenchless was a common term in the underground industry, Jim purchased one of the first mini-rigs in the pacific northwest. The rig was the first model manufactured by Ditch Witch and boasted a whopping 6,000 lbs of pullback capacity, powered by a 36 hp diesel engine. Though, the technology was in it's infancy stage compared to what is available today, it was enough to pull multiple conduits across streets and parking lots in relatively short distances. The most difficult task during the early days, was trying to convince utility companies, cities and municipalities of the benefits and cost-effectiveness of this new technology.

HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

and how it works

FROM HIGHWAY CROSSINGS TO RIVER CROSSINGS, ABS has the experience you desire in gas & oil pipeline, water, sewer, power, fiber and environmental installations. Up to 36” diameter up to 2000’ length. Our goal is to supply a superior drilling resource at a competitive price.

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  • Slip Lining and Pipe Reaming

    Slip lining/pipe ream is one of the oldest methods for trenchless rehabilitation of existing pipelines. Slip lining is used to repair leaks or restore structural stability to an existing pipeline. Slip lining is completed by installing a smaller, "carrier pipe" into a larger "host pipe using an HDD drill and equipment. Pipe reaming is used to break apart old host pipe while at the same time installing the new carrier pipe using an HDD drill and equipment.

  • Gas Pipeline Installations

    Gas pipeline: In the oil and gas pipeline industry HDD is used for road, wetland, creek, or river crossings to safely install steel pipeline where traditional trenching and laying are not feasible.

  • Fiber Optic and Power Builds

    Fiber Optic and power builds: HDD is great for production installations. 100 mile project deadlines can be met installing multiple communication and power ducts.

  • Solid and Cobble Rock Drilling

    Solid Rock and Cobble drilling is a process in which specialty tooling called Mechanical Mud Motors and Hole Openers are needed to progress through soils with high PSI ratings. Although the process tends to be quite a bit slower and more expensive, it is still a cheaper alternative than most conventional open cut applications.

  • River, Creek and Wetland Boring

    River, creeks, wetland. When encountering a project where a Utility has to be installed under an Environmentally sensitive area (ESA) or a body of water HDD is the only application that is feasible

  • Vacuum Services

    Vacuum services: The trucks can be used for cleanup of contaminated soil. They are also an important part of drilling oil and natural gas wells, as they are located at the drilling site. Vacuum trucks are used to remove drilling mud, drilling cuttings, cement, spills, and for removal of brine water from production tanks. They dispose of this in sump pits, treatment plants or if within safe levels may be spread out in a farmer's field.

  • Sanitary Sewer Jobs

    Sewer Grade Boring can be completed by using specialty electronics known as Grade Beacons that can read as little as 1/10th of a percent. To achieve this, the HDD operator and steer hand must continually check line and grade during installation of the pilot bore.

  • Water Line Projects

    Water Line: Public Municipalities have grown fond of the HDD process. Public Utilities such as Water lines are commonly installed using HDD methods as a cleaner and less disruptive alternative in heavy traffic or highly populated areas.

  • Fusion Services

    Fusion Services: Advanced Boring employees are fusion certified for HDPE projects.

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Pocatello, ID:

Fiber rock build. 3 - 1 1/4 inch HDPE up to 700'. Multiple river and wetland crossings. Out performed performance estimates.

Lawton, OK:

Pipeline project. Installed 12 inch steel. Multiple hwy and road crossings up to 400'. Exceeded schedule requirements.

San Francisco, CA:

Airport project. Installed 24 inch FPVC. High profile canal crossing. High profile security requirements. Unanticipated engineer design conditions. Installed successfully minimizing impacts.

Napa, CA:

Water project. Installed 24 inch FPVC up to 700'. High profile CAL TRANS HWY crossings. Major utility crossings. Project completed on time.

THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR RECENT PROJECTS

Port Angeles, WA:

Slip line water project. Multiple runs of 1-30 inch and 2-18 inch HDPE up to 1900'. Down town water front environment. Finished ahead of schedule.

Aurora, CO:

Pipeline project. Installed multiple bores up to 16 inch steel 850', Under major hwys. Met schedule requirements during winter working conditions.

OFFICE: (360)253-4320

MOBILE: (360)901-3568

FAX: (360)253-8973

ESTIMATION: DUSTY DOWNING

OFFICE MANAGEMENT: BRANDY MILLER

FIELD OPERATIONS: JAKE MALLORY

MAILING ADDRESS:

Advanced Boring Specialists, Inc.

PMB 210, 13023 NE HWY 99, #7

Vancouver, WA 98686

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