Horizontal Directional Drilling
Invented in the 1920’s, horizontal directional drilling is a proven solution that has advanced with technology. Also known as directional boring, it has many advantages over traditional trench methods, including:
- Deeper and longer installation
- Less soil is displayed, saving time, money and labor to put it back
- Easier installation under rivers and roads
- Less disruption in environmentally-sensitive areas
- Pipes have less exposure to the elements, less wear and tear, and a longer lifespan
Directional drilling is typically used at road crossings, boring parallel to roads for the purpose of saving on granular materials, and through congested utility easements into buildings.