Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Articles

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

  • For a successful finish, you need to start with the right tools

    Proper tool selection and pre-planning helps minimize mistakes When Brian Kenkel decided the time was right to start his own business, there were several underground drilling contractors already firmly established. Having been involved with horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for several years before he and two business partners founded Hurk Underground, based in Grinnell, Iowa, ...


    By Vermeer

  • New advances in planning a bore

    Software helps take out the guesswork Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is challenging and difficult work fraught with unknown obstacles. While it’s not possible to eliminate every obstacle, bore planning software tools developed by drill manufacturers can help small and large contractors create a bore plan that may help minimize risks. Bore planning software was ...


    By Vermeer

  • Restoring a gravel/cobble substrate trout stream, Swift Run Creek

    River Restoration Project on Swift Run Creek, Removal of Bentonite in Trout Stream to Restore Gravel/Cobble Substrate using Sand Wand™. Swift Run Creek is a trout stream 25 miles north of Charlottesville, Virginia. During a drilling project near Elkton, VA, bentonite was used as a lubricant in horizontal directional drilling under the creek, and also served to provide a seal around the ...


    By Streamside, LLC.

  • Working on a level playing field

    Ride-On Tractor With Independent Suspension, Steel Tracks Give Utility Contractor Edge Everyone has heard the phrase “competing on a level playing field” in reference to athletics. Well, working on a level playing field, or shall we say jobsite, is just as important in the utility construction market. And sometimes contractors can achieve this even when a jobsiteʼs ...


    By Vermeer

  • Horizontal drilling

    Summary: Horizontal drilling is used to install pipes for cables etc under obstacles such as buildings, rivers, roads etc. The drilling operation can be considerably delayed if the depth of drilling is chosen to coincide with underground ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

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