Paradigm Using HDD Crossing Method
The use of Horizontal Directional Drilling “HDD” to install crossings under a vast range of surface obstacles was developed in the 1970s combining techniques used in conventional road boring and those used in oil and gas directional drilling. This method is currently used to install pipelines for oil, water, natural gas and waste water as well as conduits for power and fiber optic cables.
Minimizing the environmental impact on the surrounding area, Horizontal Directional Drilling is best suited to applications where traditional trenching or excavating is either not practical, environmentally responsible or otherwise impossible.
- Less invasive than the traditional open cut
- Significantly less surface disruption to land and avoids disruption to bodies of water
- More secure than above ground or trenched installations
- Can avoid environmentally sensitive surface obstacles such as rivers, lakes, wetlands, rare-species habitats and historic sites
Environmental Benefits of Horizontal Directional Drilling are numerous and are well documented all across America. HDD has steadily become the first choice to install pipelines and underground utilities without disturbing the local environment. Whether you are drilling in wetlands or sensitive nature conservation areas you can rely on directional boring to be the least invasive method.