About Directional Boring

About Directional Boring

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD), referred to as horizontal or directional boring, is an alternative to traditional open-cut utility trenching methods.

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Some of the benefits of directional boring include:

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Directional Boring is Environmentally Friendly — Using specialized equipment, underground utility facilities and infrastructure are installed, repaired, or replaced with minimal ecological disturbance. Utility facilities can be installed under roads and highways, buildings, forests, wetlands, and bodies of water.

Directional Boring Minimizes Disturbance to Surroundings — No one likes their home, business, or morning drive to be affected by utility construction. The footprint for a directional boring zone is usually smaller than a traditional construction zone and is often situated in an existing right of way.

Directional Boring Decreases Rehabilitation Time — Because directional boring methods require little digging, the time to rehabilitate the work area to as-found or better condition is dramatically decreased.

Directional Boring Saves Time — With decreased surface disturbance, utility projects using directional boring methods take less time to complete. Less completion time means less inconvenience associated with a utility construction project.

Directional Boring Saves Money — Because directional boring projects can be completed in less time, including site preparation and surface restoration, underground utility line installation projects that rely on directional boring save money.