Did you know that more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines deliver trillions of cubic feet of natural gas every single year? If you are currently in the construction industry it is a great idea to become more familiar with the benefits of horizontal directional drilling because drilling horizontally will not disturb the land above the ground as much as other forms of drilling.

Keep reading to learn the benefits of HDD and why choose HDD.

1. Durability

Horizontal Directional Drilling

One of the main benefits of horizontal directional drilling is that it uses tough materials with longer lifespans. It is also a lot easier when it comes to placement in areas like rivers and driveways. The entire process is a lot more accurate than other forms of drilling which means less damage when putting materials in.

In certain areas where the pipes are exposed to the elements which lead to wear and tear this cuts the lifespan of pipes. This is why using HDD construction means longer durability because it allows for pipes to be buried underground increasing the lifespan for the pipes.

2. Less Disruption

Less Disruption

One of the benefits of HDD is that it causes less disruption in time and landscaping. Horizontal directional drilling displaces less soil and does not require having to dig down the entire length of the line or the pipe. This equates to less disruption of the landscape in the construction area.

Keep in mind that there will be some digging at the beginning of the pipe but the landscaping will not be torn up. This will make it much easier to resume normal operations because you won’t have to fix the entire landscaping as well.

3. Less Expensive

Since you are not digging as much and not really displacing much dirt you will spend less money fixing up the landscape again. You will also spend less time removing or reburying any pipes such as the eclipse antenna. Not as many construction workers will have to be paid which will equal fewer man-hours in the payroll.

Money is also saved because there are fewer operators needed with HDD equipment. Heavy equipment like backhoes are also not needed which will save even more money.

4. Faster Install

One last benefit worth mentioning is that you will have much faster installation because directional drilling digs under the ground making the process faster. Traditional open-cut trench work takes a lot longer because it displaces a lot of dirt above the ground which has to all be put back together.

There is also less to rebury and less to dispose of. The work will get done a lot faster with zero digging down into the ground and no digging across.

Feeling Like a Horizontal Directional Drilling Pro?

Feeling Like a Horizontal Directional Drilling Pro

We hope that now that you know the top benefits of horizontal directional drilling you can make an informed decision whether or not this is the best option for your next project.

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