Also called directional boring, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) allows productive things to happen underground without big disruptions above the ground. In a nutshell, it’s a trenchless solution that involves the type of horizontal directional drilling equipment available from Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions – and here’s what you need to know about it.
What Horizontal Directional Drilling Is
HDD is used to install underground pipes without the need to impact the area above the borehole. A shallow arc is typically created with horizontal directional drilling tools. It’s also a process that can navigate underground twists and turns, which is often needed in areas where there are other lines beneath the ground that need to be avoided.
How It Works
HDD equipment is used to create a pilot hole and larger holes while also pulling dirt and rock out of the holes. A reaming tool is what’s used to achieve the correct size for the hole. When the borehole is sufficiently large enough, the underground pipe is pulled through. The pipes brought to the location are typically welded, coated, and pressure tested before being pulled through the borehole at the right position and angle. Routine trenchless processes are then used to complete the installation process.
Why It’s Beneficial
Directional boring offers several appealing benefits. For one thing, it’s an environmentally friendly way to install underground pipes. Also, it’s a cost-effective, less labor-intensive process. Plus, it’s a process that minimizes the post-project cleanup by preserving above-ground surfaces as much as possible.
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From HDD thrusting equipment to related tools and supplies, Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions has all your horizontal directional drilling needs covered. We’re here to answer your questions and make your experience with us a pleasant and productive one.
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