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.
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.
• Deeper installation
• Directional and curved capabilities
• Less traffic disruption
• Longer installation distances
• Lower cost
• Safer for the environment
• Shorter project completion times
No matter the case, directional boring offers a hassle-free approach to underground pipe, cable, or conduit installation. With its low cost and minimal environmental impact, directional boring is highly preferred over trenching or open-cut installations – which can be time, labor, and resource-intensive.
Consider directional boring or horizontal directional drilling for your next installation project to minimize the amount of surface damage at the project location, as well as interruption to both the public and your company.
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