Horizontal Drilling Brisbane • How Does It Work

Let’s say you want to install Gas, Power, Communications, Water or any other utilities, however the installation needs to pass challenging terrains such as your footpath, driveway, road or there are lots of trees in the area. Open cut trenching cannot be used in such scenarios due to massive destruction it can cause. Here is where horizontal drilling comes in.
 The civil industry use horizontal drilling when they want to install water pipes and power cables and other utilities. So, how is horizontal drilling in Brisbane done and does it come with any benefits.

How Horizontal Drilling Brisbane & Logan is Done

The ground where the horizontal drilling is to be done is assessed to find the right positions where conduit or pipes should be installed. After assessment a mini excavator of 3ton – 4.5 ton will excavate an entrance and exit hole before the horizontal drilling commences. We then use tunnel boring techniques to aim the bore for the required level and depth. Once the entrance and exit holes have been dug each side of the road or driveway and ground conditions have been assessed we decide on which cutting head to use for the horizontal drilling.
We have several different cutters for nearly all ground conditions. Now the process of horizontal drilling in the rods begins. Each rod is constructed with continuing flights allowing the material to be continually ferried out.
The process of horizontal drilling requires each rod to be drilled in before another rod is pinned to the proceeding rod until the cutting head reaches the exit hole. We then retrieve the rods reversing the horizontal drilling process, leaving a neat bore hole ready for pipes and conduit to be pushed through. After we push through the required pipes, which can range from 1 pipe up to 8 pipes, we backfill the horizontal drilling exit and entry holes keeping the are safe, neat and tidy.

Horizontal Drilling Brisbane & Logan

 The Benefits
One of the advantages of horizontal drilling is that it is time saving since it involves fewer activities. The primary goal of drilling is to create openings where pipes can pass through. Issues like putting the soil and dirt back to their original position are not included here.
Horizontal drilling is cost saving. This is because the entire process only requires a few operators. You won’t see a big team of workers coming to your home like the case with open-cut drilling. It is also important to note that the technique does not require heavy machinery.

Horizontal drilling minimises ground disturbance and disorientation on the ground. This is possible because the method does not involve digging down into the ground. 

If you have a beautiful landscape design in your compound and would like to preserve it, consider hiring horizontal drilling services. This method ensures that all utilities are installed without causing any disruption on the driveway.
You cannot ignore the flexibility that comes with this type of drilling. It can work anywhere, even in areas where there are obstacles like sewer lines, rocks or roots.
Overall, this short bore horizontal drilling is the most suitable and efficient method that you can use to install all utilities under your driveway, under road boring, footpath or trees.

Article source: http://littleboring.com.au


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