First, a drill is used to create a pilot hole on a designated path. The drill path can be modified as needed by the rig operator, who keeps a careful eye on the drilling arc as to avoid other infrastructure that’s already present underground.
Directional boring – also known as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) – is an easy and efficient way to install pipes, cables, and underground conduits.
The process is simple:
Directional boring offers the lowest possible impact on the surrounding vicinity for placing underground products. Directional boring also offers a decreased disturbance on the environment and is suitable for a wide range of soil conditions and projects, including roads, landscapes, and river crossings. This is a signature benefit of directional boring and horizontal directional drilling, as this allows for pipes, cables, or conduits to be placed in otherwise tricky or hard-to-reach areas.