Horizontal Directional Drilling Service
A&L entered the directional drilling market in 1985 when we built one of the industry's first “mini-rigs”, a pit-launched, but steerable, drilling rig to perform rock drills for the telecommunications industry. Since that time we have grown to be an industry leader in directional drilling, capable of handling an entire project, from initial site investigation through drilling and as-builts. We have extensive international drill experience in North and South America. Much of our international drilling work is done in cooperation or joint venture with local national contractors and we are always looking for such opportunities. Privet and governmental participants are welcome to contact us about specific opportunities in the directional drilling or pipeline markets.
A&L's “pipe-side” capability includes experience with all utility types and sizes, including polyethylene and steel. By including our pipeline or gas distribution divisions we can provide customers with a turnkey contract solution on almost any HDD project whether in the US or international in scope.
A&L 's extensive drilling fleet includes rigs that range in power from custom-built units with 360,00 lbs (500,000 with winch assist) of pullback force to a variety of mini-rigs built by Vermeer and Ditchwitch. A&L is capable of handling drilling projects from 2 to 42-inch diameter and to 5,000 feet and beyond in length. A&L has successfully completed a wide range of drills under large rivers, bays, runways, buildings, shore approaches, railroad crossing and wetlands. We have experience in drilling in all types of soil conditions including sand, coral, lava and hard rock.
A & L Underground, Inc. is a diversified directional drilling contractor, serving among others, the environmental industry. Soil or groundwater remediation, rehabilitation of existing infrastructure are areas in which A & L Underground is responding to today's environmental needs.