Directional Drilling

In most cases Kramer can use a horizontal directional drill bore rig for installing the water line to the house. Horizontal directional drilling gives us the ability to guide the drill head to the location of your choice in your home.  This eliminates all digging in the yard except near the well casing, by drilling horizontally from the well casing into your basement directly.

Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface-launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including road, landscape and river crossings. Installation lengths up to 2000 m have been completed, and diameters up to 1200 mm have been installed in shorter runs. Pipes can be made of materials such as PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, Ductile iron, and steel if the pipes can be pulled through the drilled hole. There are different types of heads used in the pilot-hole process, and they depend on the geological material.