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Horizontal Directional Drilling Vs. Trenching: Which Is Right For Me?

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Directional boring, also called horizontal directional drilling, is a form of trenchless drilling. Directional boring involves installing a cable or pipe through a drilled path. This underground drilling is popular because it’s safe, efficient, and cost-effective.

In fact, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is the current industry standard. Bores range between two to 28 inches in diameter and 600 feet to 1800 feet in length.

But when do you know it’s right to choose a horizontal direction drill or a trencher?

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What’s Special About HDD And How Can I Find A Contractor?

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Texas directional boring provides a way to install underground pipelines and telecommunications without disrupting the landscape. In fact, it’s this minimally-invasive directional boring technique that’s driving the global HDD market.

By 2022, the global horizontal directional drilling market is projected to reach $14.95 billion.

What Makes HDD Boring So Beneficial?

Although trenching is considered the traditional way to do underground drilling, it can leave a visible opening from ground level and disturb the area around it. That being said, here are a few HDD benefits you may want to consider as a contractor before you start digging.

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