Horizontal Directional Drilling
Horizontal Directional Drilling is an efficient and cost effective steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipe, conduit or cable in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface launched drilling rig.
The HDD process has minimal impact on the surrounding area. HDD drilling is used when trenching or excavating is not practical or the area is environmentally sensitive. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including roads, footpaths, landscape, rail lines and river crossings.
The main benefits are:
Less Surface area disturbed
Reduced carbon footprint generated due to the non removal and replacement of surface
Reduced air, noise and visual pollution
Suitable for sensitive and historical areas
Existing trees can be left undisturbed.
Reduced chances of interfering with existing services
Minimal disruption to surface activities and structures
Reduced adverse impacts on community, business and commuters
Less delays due to adverse weather conditions