Horizontal Directional Drilling is an alternative to traditional open-cut utility trenching services.
A generally horizontal hole produced underground primarily for the purpose of installing utility services.
Dislodging or displacement of soil by a rotating auger or drill string to produce an underground hole called a bore.
Why Directional Drilling?
horizontal directional drilling is usually their best option. Referred to as “trenchless technology”, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) utilizes special machines that install underground utilities without impacting the surface area or disrupting traffic flow. Once crews have cleaned up the work location, it will look like they were never there!
HDD is an alternative to traditional open-cut utility trenching services.
We specialize in the areas of Directional Boring and Trenching
We specialize in underground construction, directional boring and trenching projects. We stand by our core belief of excellence in everything we do. Our services are scalable no matter the size of project, we can handle a particular component of the project or turnkey the entire project for you. Our Team with combined 40+ years in the HDD Industry comes alongside you to fulfill your on-demand underground construction needs.
Horizontal Directional Boring & Drilling
Directional boring (horizontal drilling) is a very efficient method of getting into an area, setting up and commencing operations installing infrastructure such as telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines, and environmental remediation casings. Open trenching, depending on depth and local ordinances, can require additional labor, planning, supervision, safety precautions, and restoration. Urban areas such as water crossings, high traffic areas, pedestrian traffic, railroad spurs, and airports are ideal for directional drilling. Directional boring provides less traffic disruption, lower cost, deeper and/or longer installation, shorter completion times, directional capabilities, and environmental safety.
Underground Fiber Optic Cable Installation
Directional boring allows crews to change direction and depth to negotiate around existing underground assets such as water, sewer, electrical, telephone, cable TV, fiber-optics, and gas. Once the bore hole has been made, We-Bore-It can pull back HDPE, Schedule 40/80 PVC, rigid conduit, water lines, cables, phone, and fiber-optics.
Underground Utility Installation
Directional boring allows crews to change direction & depth to negotiate around existing underground assets such as water, sewer, electrical, telephone, cable TV, fiber-optics, & gas. Once the bore hole has been made, We-Bore-It can pull back HDPE, Schedule 40/80 PVC, rigid conduit, water lines, cables, phone, and fiber-optics.
On-Demand Utility Installation Contractors
We specialize in directional boring and trenching, with a special focus on underground utility installation. The use of directional boring has proven to save our customers time and money, while preventing unnecessary disruption to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Underground Utility Construction & Conduit, Wiring & Fiber Optic Installation
Installing utilities is our specialty! The use of directional boring in underground construction has proven to save time and money while preventing unnecessary disruption to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Our Excellence Guarantee
Working in construction is complicated, and requires a careful balance of costs, time, and budgets. Our focus is to help you resolve the challenge to maintain profitability! Our method of trenchless construction saves you time and money; enabling you to lower your bid while still making ends meet. This is how our trenchless system differs from conventional utility construction techniques.
How Directional Boring Works
- HDD Technology
Directional boring is the latest in trenchless construction technology. Unlike jack and bore, directional boring does not require excavating large pits. A directional boring machine is a self-contained drill rig that can be driven into place and set up with almost no major excavation required. Once underground, the directional drill head can be steered in any direction: up, down, left, or right to your desired target and depth. Being steerable is a major advantage that directional boring has over pneumatic "missels," or rod bore attachments. Dependent on the size of the machine and the soil makeup, a bore path can be longer than 500 feet or as short as a simple road or driveway crossing.
Using trench-less HDD technology, our capabilities are on track to expand and include the installation of conduit for gas, power, sewer, water lines, and conduit for Electric Vehicle charging stations.
Where Can Directional Boring Be Used?
• Drives and Walkways
• Single family homes
• Multi-tenant buildings
• Plants and Warehouses
• Parking Lots and Sidewalks
• Historic properties
• Day Cares
• Golf courses
• Roads and Highways
• Beneath Roadways
• Below Parking Lots
• Under Concrete Slabs & Driveways
• Under large established trees
• Beneath landscaping & hardscaping
Key Benefits of Directional Boring:
• Reduces Construction Time: with decreased surface disturbance, utility projects using directional boring methods take less time to complete. Less completion time means less inconvenience associated with a utility construction project.
• Saves Money: directional boring can be completed in less time, including site preparation and surface restoration. Underground utility line installation projects that rely on directional boring save money.
• Saves Expensive Landscapes: The footprint for a directional boring zone is usually smaller than a traditional construction zone and is often situated in an existing right of way.
What our clients are saying about our company projects and products
Jose A. Mack
Valerie J. Gaffney
I would like to thank Mwaba Enterprises for the excellent work boring underneath my parking lot and taking time to explain and answer all my (many questions). Really outstanding professionals. Their crew did such a good clean up and were very professional throughout making sure not to inconvenience my patients driving in and out of the premises.
Randall F. Sam
Once again you score 100/100 for your services and the delightful character of your engineer's. Each of the three members of your team who have visited here have been polite, positive and helpful, and above all 'nice' personalities.
Just wanted to let you know Mwaba Enterprises did an awesome job boring through rock for a water line project for one of our key clients. Their Ops Manager had made a plan, communicated what they were going to do and just got on with the boring with big fuss.