Horizontal Directional Boring Service

Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a method of installing underground pipes and conduits along a prescribed bore path from the surface, with minimal impact to the surrounding area.

Boring Diameter from 2" up to 10"

Applications
The process is used for installing telecommunications & power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines and environmental remediation casings. 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.

Directional boring is used in place of other techniques for the following reasons:
Less traffic disruption
Lower cost
Deeper installation possible
Longer installation possible
No access pit required
Shorter completion times
Directional capabilities
Safer for the environment

Design Considerations
When designing a project for directional boring it is important to have accurate geo-technical data, sufficient space for the bore rig and support equipment and enough space for laying out the pipe on the other side. It is best to allow extended work-hours for boring operations and is essential for pull-back. Additional considerations may be required for specific projects. Pipe which can be used for directional boring installations includes HDPE, mechanical joint PVC and steel.

Costs
Directional boring has evolved steadily over the last 20 years and is now the preferred method on many installations due to its low cost and low impact on surroundings. It is generally less expensive than other methods such as microtunneling, jack & bore and open trenching in urban areas. In urban areas it can not only save a considerable amount on installation cost it can provide a tremendous amount of public goodwill.

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