What is & Why Do Directional Drilling?

You want to install a water, gas line, power or any other underground infrastructure, on your acreage or farm, but you don’t want you don’t want to damage your yard? Horizontal Directional Drilling is the answer.

Horizontal Directional drilling (HDD) also known as Directional Drilling or Trenchless installation is a cost effective method of installing underground infrastructure with minimal ground disturbance. This method will save you time and money by removing the massive reclamation costs that are inflicted with traditional open cut methods.

How does Directional drilling work?

Directional Drilling uses machinery (a directional drill) and technology, that allows a team to string together drill stem (pipe), and steer a bit that is underground for distances as short as you need up to 500m or greater depending on the size of the drill. Making small corrections to steer horizontally and laterally, allow the operators to arrive at a specific location. For most acreage and farm applications a small reamer will replace the bit, and the product(s) that is required to be installed will be pulled back through the pilot hole (tunnel).

What are the benefits of HDD?

  • HDD is more cost effective because you have no ground disturbance except for the locations where the ends of the pipe have to be connected to something else underground.
  • You will not have a trench settling for years that you have to continually top up with dirt or topsoil
  • HDD is so accurate we drill into building such as a basement, or barn and install new piping with out having to excavate on the outside of the building and destroy any landscaping, driveways, hardscaping, etc.
  • It is efficient and the equipment is less intrusive to a property.