Horizontal Directional Drilling in Philadelphia, PA and the Nearby Areas
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD), as the name implies, involves drilling a hole horizontally with equipment that can change the direction of the drill. The drill point is angled and so the driller can steer the drill by manipulating how the angle point is positioned. That way he can maintain depth across hilly terrain and can hit a specific endpoint. Then the driller can pull back a small pipe, or can pull back a cable which can be connected to other equipment to pull back bigger pipe.
We proudly serve the following areas:
- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
The Angle of the Drill Bit Can Be Controlled in Real Time
There have been a number of innovations to horizontal directional drilling (HDD) which makes it a productive trenchless technology tool. The guidance system has been improved and is more accurate. Also, the guidance system for the big rigs has been adapted to smaller equipment which can be broken down enough to be moved into a basement so a hole can be drilled out from there. It’s another great tool we can offer within our plumbing services in Philadelphia, PA suburbs.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Gives New Options in Installing New Sewer Lines
Traditionally, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has been used for utilities like water and gas lines. However, now that the guidance system has been improved to show the pitch of the bore at all times, it opens it up as a trenchless technology to install sewer and storm drains which must have a declining fall along their run. Some horizontal directional drills are powerful enough to pull a new pipe back that is big enough for a sewer or storm drain. Other times, the driller pulls a cable back, and then that cable is used with a pipe bursting rig to pull the new sewer or storm drain back. Pipeshark as a professional trenchless contractor specializing in trenchless solutions in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs has a portable horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rig that can be operated in a basement.
If you need to install a new utility line in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) would be the answer, give Pipeshark a call at 610-993-9300 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.