Horizontal directional drilling is a beneficial way to lay new cable.
Horizontal directional drilling is a process that allows for the installation of cables through trenchless applications. Using a directional drilling machine, our team precisely drills along the predetermined bore path. Horizontal directional drilling, when done correctly, is a three-stage process:
- Pilot hole—This first stage involves creating a small pilot hole. During this phase, drilling fluid is also pumped into the drill pipe through the drill bit. This is where high-pressure jets will grind through the soils in the area.
- Pre-reaming—At this stage, we enlarge the pilot hole to a size that allows us to safely put in the network lines. We use a reamer to pull back and rotate while removing solids by pumping drilling fluid through the area.
- Pipe pullback—During this final stage, we use the reamer and drill rod to pull the cabling into the drill hole. We also pump drilling fluid downhole to make sure there is enough lubrication for the product pipe.
One of the reasons why we often recommend horizontal directional drilling to our clients in the Knightdale, North Carolina area is because it is an environmentally friendly process. In most cases, it does not disrupt the surrounding area.
We use state-of-the-art directional boring machines to complete horizontal directional drilling projects and ensure exceptional results for our clients. If you want to know more about this process and if it’s right for your upcoming project, contact us at Airo Splicing, LLC today.