The Different Applications of Horizontal Directional Drilling

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Horizontal directional drilling, which is also called directional boring, is the fastest-growing type of trenchless solution for installing new or replacement cable, conduit, gas, water, and sewer lines. At Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions, we manufacture precision-engineered drilling equipment for directional drilling and horizontal boring.

This surface method of pipe, cable, and conduit installation works on both short and long distances, which opens it to a wide range of applications. Here are some of them:

Cable and Conduit Installation

Telephone, internet, fiber optic, and similar cables need to be buried at a shallow distance under the soil’s surface. When a property has a shallow slope or grade, traditional digging tools will have a difficult time maintaining a consistent depth for the product’s installation. HDD thrusting equipment can make quick work of this task.

Buried Electrical Lines

Utilities can be found underground in many new subdivisions, university campuses, and downtown areas. This isn’t limited to water, gas, and sewer lines, but also includes electrical conduits. With HDD equipment, your business can install electrical lines that won’t be taken out by severe weather events.

Gas, Water, and Sewer Pipes

The most popular application of horizontal directional drilling equipment is the installation of gas, water, and sewer lines. The equipment can install residential, commercial, and municipal pipes for handling potable water and wastewater. This reliable equipment is the perfect choice when pipes must be run over a long distance.

For more than 60 years, Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions has manufactured top-notch horizontal directional drilling tools. Our PD-2, PD-4, and PD-6 directional thrust machines allow you to provide a wide range of trenchless services to residential and commercial clients. Reach out to us today for additional details about the applications of horizontal directional drilling.


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