Horizontal Directional Drilling

This trenchless method of installing pipe and other utilities underground uses a surface launched drilling rig. It causes little impact on the surrounding area and is used in situations when trenching or excavating is impossible or impractical.



Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019 Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019 Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019 Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019


We went to NASTT’s No-Dig Show 2019 to seek out trenchless engineers and underground infrastructure professionals to find out what new...

Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation


Soil investigation, both intrusive and laboratory testing, can be a life-saver in terms of cost and time. These tests help the contractor...

What Lies Beneath: The Top 3 Intrusive Site Investigation Methods What Lies Beneath: The Top 3 Intrusive Site Investigation Methods What Lies Beneath: The Top 3 Intrusive Site Investigation Methods What Lies Beneath: The Top 3 Intrusive Site Investigation Methods


Intrusive site investigations provide a firsthand look at what's beneath the surface, and using these methods, one can gather information...

The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals


Continuing education is a necessary part of keeping abreast of all the new technologies and procedures affecting the trenchless industry....

Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions


Sizing a slurry pump correctly is a critical part of the pump selection process. This ensures that it will operate within its design...

Understanding the 4 Stages of Site Investigation Understanding the 4 Stages of Site Investigation Understanding the 4 Stages of Site Investigation Understanding the 4 Stages of Site Investigation


Site investigation is an integral part of any construction project, and should be attributed as much significance as any other part of the...

The Direct Pipe Method: Combining the Benefits of HDD and Microtunneling The Direct Pipe Method: Combining the Benefits of HDD and Microtunneling The Direct Pipe Method: Combining the Benefits of HDD and Microtunneling The Direct Pipe Method: Combining the Benefits of HDD and Microtunneling


Direct pipe is a hybrid method incorporating the benefits of HDD and microtunneling, while setting aside tedious, time-consuming processes...

The Importance of Tracer Wire Systems in Trenchless Technology The Importance of Tracer Wire Systems in Trenchless Technology The Importance of Tracer Wire Systems in Trenchless Technology The Importance of Tracer Wire Systems in Trenchless Technology


One way to ensure that pipelines are accurately detected is using tracer wires during installation so that they can be detected at a later...

5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station 5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station 5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station 5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station


The mechanics of determining crack propagation is known as fracture mechanics. Using these skills at a drilling station can help mitigate...

A Closer Look Into the Positive and Negative Effects on Trenchless Technology Industry Professionals From Steady HDD Market Growth A Closer Look Into the Positive and Negative Effects on Trenchless Technology Industry Professionals From Steady HDD Market Growth A Closer Look Into the Positive and Negative Effects on Trenchless Technology Industry Professionals From Steady HDD Market Growth A Closer Look Into the Positive and Negative Effects on Trenchless Technology Industry Professionals From Steady HDD Market Growth


The horizontal directional drilling industry (HDD) has seen steady growth over the last few years. Understanding the sectors which use HDD...

Planning a Bore For a Trenchless project? Here Are 5 Important Factors to Consider Planning a Bore For a Trenchless project? Here Are 5 Important Factors to Consider Planning a Bore For a Trenchless project? Here Are 5 Important Factors to Consider Planning a Bore For a Trenchless project? Here Are 5 Important Factors to Consider


Trenchless projects are conducted beneath the surface and rely heavily on previously collected data from municipalities and through soil...

Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities


The risk associated with digging blindly can be dangerous or even fatal. Knowing the location of utility lines is very important prior to...

Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method


Polyethylene pipes are virtually impervious to attack by moisture, water and soil, and are non-conductors of electricity. These are some of...

Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation


Fiber optic cable installation benefits from the use of trenchless technology. Direct burial and horizontal directional drilling techniques...

Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods


Horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling have become terms synonymous with trenchless technology. While both these methods can...

Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe


Your trenchless drill pipe is probably the most overworked part of your rig; it's abused, over-torqued and often bent in unintended ways....

How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices


The practice of using HDD for installing remediation wells began in the 1990s to counter the escalating costs of traditional remediation...

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects


Trenchless technology has changed the face of the construction industry, but that does not mean that trenchless technology is flawless; it...

Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report


Much importance has been attributed to geotechnical reports, primarily because of their ability to steer a project in the right direction,...