Directional Drilling

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) method makes drilling underneath industry complexes possible. The spectrum of application includes all pipe construction measures within the bounds of gas, district chiller pipelines and drinking water supply, the installation of pressure lines for sewers as well as cable protection pipes for television or telephone cables, traffic routing systems, emergency call boxes or low, medium, high voltage and optical fiber cables.

The HDD method is extremely protective towards the environment, causing no ecological damage at all. Minimal damage to the area is only caused within the vicinity of the unit. Several reasons also speak for the application of the directional technique in central town areas. These mainly concern the construction costs, construction periods, permission procedures, soil movement, surface restoration and the traffic, compared to open trenching methods.

A well planned HDD operation includes preliminary survey of the bore path area, concerning other existing external lines (utilities) and the soil condition. The choice of the drilling unit depends upon the bore length, the diameter of the pipe to be installed and the soil classification.

DRM, Inc. owns and operates it’s own fleet of Directional Bore machines giving us the ability to complete all of our Directional Drilling projects in house.  We have the capacity to install product up to 36 inches in diameter and up to 1,600 feet in length, subject to ground conditions.