directional drilling

Directional Drilling for Underground Construction

There are small underground tunnels that run beneath almost every single building we walk into. They serve many different purposes, such as housing communications lines, natural gas lines, and water pipes but how did they get there in the first place? This is possible through technology known as directional drilling. It allows specialized contractors to [...]

How Does Directional Drilling Work?

Most utility installers today use horizontal directional drilling to install lines below ground. Using this method, Advanced Line Systems can install pipelines, cables and other services without digging costly and unsightly trenches. Based on the process used by the oil well drilling industry, it instead drills precisely through the ground at a horizontal angle, then [...]