R.J. Howell Company offers 4” - 6” laser guided machine trenching at depths up to 4.5’ deep for your water, drainage, and electrical needs. We use excavator or loader mounted augers to bore holes from 6” – 36” in diameter.

We also maintain multiple excavators’ for interior and exterior excavation jobs. For safe entry of underground confined space, we offer trench boxes, as well as portable hydraulic shoring for space restricted areas.


Trenching is a very cost effective way to excavate. A trencher is utilized to install small conduit, water lines, or drainage lines for fast, efficient, install with minimal site damage and or repair. Trenching can be limited however in small or congested areas.