Horizontal Directional Drilling

A Minimal Impact Solution for Underground Installations

Horizontal directional drilling offers a steerable installation method for underground conduits with minimal surface disruption. This technique ensures the preservation of tree roots and protection of driveways, footpaths, and roads. This method is particularly effective in built-up areas, allowing for the easy and low-impact installation of underground conduits and fibre networks.

At SafeDig, our experienced professionals specialise in directional drilling for various ground conditions and project types. We can efficiently install:

  • Water pipes
  • Electricity & Communications conduits
  • Sewer pipelines
  • Gas pipelines

We are committed to providing high-quality, timely, and cost-effective solutions for all your drilling needs.

How the Directional Drilling Process Works

  1. We excavate a small launch pit at the surface and position the drilling rig next to it.
  2. A pilot hole is drilled along the desired path, monitored, and tracked from above.
  3. The bore is reamed to the required size. Pipes can be attached to the reamer and pulled back through, or the bore can be further reamed for larger pipes or bundled conduits.
  4. We use environmentally friendly drilling fluids to lubricate and stabilize the bore. These fluids also suspend the excavated material, which is then vacuum-excavated using our Vac Trucks.

Key Advantages of Directional Drilling

Choosing SafeDig for your drilling needs means benefiting from a host of advantages that ensure your project is completed efficiently, safely, and with minimal impact on the environment and surrounding infrastructure. Here are the key benefits of our horizontal directional drilling services:

  • Minimal Delays: Drilling occurs beneath the road, keeping traffic flow uninterrupted.
  • Enhanced Safety: Reduced open excavation lowers the risk of accidents.
  • Cost and Time Efficiency: Lower reinstatement costs, reduced traffic management time, and maintained access to local businesses.
  • Reduced Environmental and Social Impact: Tree roots remain undisturbed, less surface spoil accumulates, and driveways are preserved.

Trust SafeDig with your next Horizontal Directional Drilling project. For more information or for a FREE quote call us today on 07 3376 0856.

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