Horizontal Directional Drilling

Directional Drilling & Horizontal Boring

Directional drilling is a trenchless method of underground pipe installation. Horizontal boring machines drill a pilot hole that is able to enter and exit at predetermined locations and even change direction. The underground tunnel follows an arc line from the entry point, down under the special crossing area, and then resurfaces on the opposite side. Using advanced technology and highly trained technicians, a drill head guides the drilling pipe electronically to ensure the angle, depth, and exit point adheres to carefully designed engineering plans. This allows for completely underground installation without the mess or expense of trenching!

Used For

  • New installation of gas lines
  • New installation of water lines
  • New installation of electrical line
  • In some cases, New installation of drain pipes

Benefits of Directional Drilling

  • Avoid damage to your building, landscaping and hardscaping
  • Trenchless option for establishing a new line
  • Significant cost savings compared to conventional line installation methods
  • Shorter completion times & safer for the environment ​