Horizontal Directional Drilling

Total-Western’s steerable Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) machine allows for a trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a predetermined path by using a surface launched state of the art drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area.  Directional drilling is used when trenching or excavating is not practical and minimizes environmental disruption.  It is suitable for all ground conditions and typical jobs include road/river crossings and congested underground utility areas.  Installed pipes can be made of materials such as PVC, polyethylene, ductile iron, and steel.

Total-Western is also an expert at Hydro Vacuum Extraction, a non-destructive method of excavation using high pressure water and vacuum to remove soil.  Often used to locate and expose high risk underground services such as fiber optic cables, gas and electrical cables.  Hydrovac can also be used when conventional excavation is not suitable.