Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling (HDD), horizontal drilling, slant drilling, or deviated drilling, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipe, conduit, or cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path from the surface, with minimal impact to the surrounding area.
When and Where is This Technique Used?
Directional boring was developed in the oil and gas industry to laterally drill various wells in a zone of oil or gas-bearing rock at angles from a vertical well hole. Directional boring is now commonly used for installing telecommunications and power cable conduits in addition to water, sewer, gas, and oil lines. Directional boring can be used under streams, rivers, roads, runways, landscape, golf courses, congested and environmentally sensitive areas, and a wide variety of other spaces.
Construction Footprint of Directional Boring
Digging up yards and streets to lay pipe with the traditional trenching technique can cause major disruptions across neighborhoods and cities. Directional boring has a lower impact and reduced construction footprint. There will still be damage, but with proper planning it should only disturb the location where the machine is set up at and the places where utilities will be connected.
What are the Benefits of Directional Boring
- less traffic, landscape, and soil disruption
- deeper and/or longer installation abilities
- no access pit required
- safer than the traditional open cut technique
- shorter completion times
- directional capabilities
- ideal for sensitive sites
- reduces the contamination of groundwater pollution
- protects the ecosystem and adjacent areas
- weather will not impact directly on the process
Choose the Professionals at Water Savers
The experts at Water Savers can safely perform directional boring for water and sewer lines without trenching your yard and damaging your beautiful lawn and landscape. When we complete your job, we will backfill the small pits that were dug for the pilot hole resulting in minimal damage to the work site and surrounding areas. At Water Savers, we always provide the best service in the most accurate and efficient manner possible, which is why we are proud to provide directional boring services that are more sound, efficient, and friendlier to the environment than the traditional open trench technique. We are dedicated to helping people throughout the Atlanta metro area resolve their plumbing problems by being committed to getting the job right the first time, every time, and our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Trust the highest standards of professional service—trust Water Savers!