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.



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,...

Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects


Before you take the grand leap and say, “The labor costs for this project are X,” you must remember that you have to charge an hourly rate...

A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing


Since the 1950’s, fracture mechanics gained traction and has been proven to be an excellent resource in understanding the the formation and...

The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation


At first, trenchless sewer rehabilitation sounds like the best of all possible worlds, but as with any technology there are strong points...

An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation


Imagine having the ability to remove soil above underground utility lines without damaging the underground lines through the use of...

Trenchless Technology Associations and Institutes in the U.S. Trenchless Technology Associations and Institutes in the U.S. Trenchless Technology Associations and Institutes in the U.S. Trenchless Technology Associations and Institutes in the U.S.


Check out this list of associations that deal with the implementation and advancement of trenchless technology, safety and material...

The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells


Drilling a well requires planning. You need to know where the well goes and if it will be enough to provide for your needs. Once location...

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There are many trenchless pipeline installation methods, like HDD, HAB, pipe ramming, and impact moling, however, these all come with their...