Directional drilling or horizontal drilling is a trenchless method of pipe installation. For areas where you need minimial impact on surface areas and structures directional drilling can help. The ability to go under roadways, rock formations, railroad tracks, steep slopes, areas of limited space and more will not only increase the efficiency of your project it will also minimize the impact to the enviroment. We do not have to dig a trench for every installation. Is directional boreing always an option, no. However using it when possible reduces the impact we make on the environment and reduces the cost of repairing the landscape.
How does directional boreing work?
First the planning is done to ensure the drill will miss any underground utilities in the area and other obstacles they have identified and to decide where the entrance pit and equipment area will be. After all the planning is done and any safety issues taken care of the bore will begin.
The drill will enter from the entrance pit and start its underground journey. This is where the high tech part comes in. The drill is tracked by a radio detection device. There is a locator that keeps track of exactly where the drill bit is and is continually talking to the operator to keep the bore going exactly where it needs to go, up, down, left, right
After the first bore is complete a reamer is pulled through so the bore is the desired size.
When this is completed the conduit is pulled into place.
Sounds really simple right. This is a very simple explanation of an extremely precise process. Every bore is different and presents it's own challanges. We are ready to meet every one of them.