Horizontal directional drilling, sometimes called directional boring or HDD, is a method of installing underground pipes and conduits along a prescribed bore path from the surface, with minimal impact to the surrounding area. The horizontal directional drilling process is used for installing telecommunications & power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines and environmental remediation casings.
It is often used for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas and any area where other methods are more expensive. Some of the major benefits of using the horizontal directional drilling method include:
The advantages of using horizontal drilling include:
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