Horizontal drilling can be used offshore for oil and gas exploration, on shore for natural gas extraction, to install a horizontal water well, and in the utility industry to install conduits. Using horizontal drilling to install conduits in the utility industry is actually a standard practice although not very well known by the general public.
Directional Technologies, Inc. has been installing utilities using horizontal drilling since 1992. It was one of very few companies in New England using horizontal boring for trenchless installations. New England is known for its tough ground conditions, rock and cobble. The typical horizontal drilling company would prefer the ground conditions that are found in elsewhere in the country.
Some of the advantages of using horizontal drilling are:
- Installing utilities under major highways without disrupting traffic.
- Installing utilities under roads without having to cut off access to businesses and having normal traffic continue.
- Installing utilities without disturbing wetlands.
- A construction alternative because an above ground structures create an access problem.
- Installing conduits under river and streams
- Installing conduits under a maze of the other know utilities.
Directional Technologies, Inc. has used horizontal drilling to install utilities on many project sites including installing 3.5 miles of pipeline to connect a landfill with a university so that the methane gas from the landfill can be used for energy.
The company has also used horizontal drilling to install water services to homes so that lawns and 200 year old trees could be preserved.
If you would like more information on our abilities and over 20 years of horizontal drilling projects, please contact us at email@example.com or 203-294-9200. We welcome the opportunity to discuss a future horizontal drilling project with you.