Horizontal Directional Drilling is used to install piping for water, sewer, fiber, electric, and gas under obstacles such as roads, buildings, and wetlands. It is ideal for installations under very busy intersections without disruption of traffic. A small area is needed to set up the equipment, and this area can be strategically placed away from congestion and business activities. For every project, the crew prepares the site and plans the bore path to avoid obstructions like other underground utilities.
With Horizontal Directional Drilling there is less disruption of commercial activities, traffic, and rehabilitation of the area subject to the project. It is a cleaner and often times a faster and less expensive way to install piping underneath the terrain.Horizontal Directional Drilling can also be used to avoid damage to wetlands, streams, and river crossings.
Underground utilities that can be installed with horizontal directional drilling include: