Edmonton directional drilling

The Advantages of Horizontal Directional Drilling

Besides being environmentally friendly, affordable, and faster than other drilling methods, HDD also allows for more flexibility, less required excavation meaning less risk to your employees and equipment, and in many cases, fewer permit issues.

Due to the nature of HDD: from its ability to create less debris, cause less disturbance to its surroundings, and provide less of a need to block traffic, as with traditional drilling projects, project managers will find that getting approval to perform and start construction work is often easier when horizontal directional drilling is involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

The term horizontal directional drilling is most commonly used to describe any trenchless drilling or boring that doesn't go vertically down in a straight line. In some cases, drillers need to avoid rock formations or other geological formations, which necessitates a deviation from the obstacle. Boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has already been drilled.

The cost of HDD varies substantially depending on the project. The price of smaller projects is usually set as a lump sum; large-scale projects are most commonly billed per meter and according to the length of the pipe or hole.

HDD utilizes a trenchless system which means you do not have to dig up your whole yard. HDD is less destructive, faster, and a more efficient means of replacing your water or sewer line as it leaves your landscape intact. Contact us at Strathcona Excavations for more information!

Horizontal directional drilling services have been utilized in the installation of water lines and sewer lines. The applications of our drilling services are wide and, in particular, can include but are not limited to:

  • Fiber optic cables
  • Water supply pipes
  • Underground electrical lines
  • Sanitary and storm lines
  • Electrical conduit installation
  • And more

For more information about our residential or urban horizontal directional drilling services, be sure to give one of our drilling experts a call!

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