Professional Horizontal Directional Drilling Services

At InDepth Directional Drilling we’ve been providing our commercial, residential and municipal customers with an alternative to the destructive conventional methods of installing underground utilities since 2005.

The “no dig” trenchless technology of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) does away with surface excavation and is a superior method when placing natural gas, electrical, water lines, and telecommunication lines underground while leaving the surface virtually undisturbed.

Some examples of situations where directional drilling can be used are under roadways, buildings, parking lots and sensitive environmental areas such as rivers and wetlands.

Whether you need to connect power, water or telecommunications from one side of the driveway to the other or need installation of conduit under an airport runway, InDepth Directional Drilling has the capacity and professional team to complete your project thoroughly and efficiently.

Horizontal directional drilling is a method used to install conduit (pipe) underground without digging a trench. These conduits may be used for many different purposes including:

  • electrical
  • gas
  • water
  • sewer
  • drainage
  • fiber optic
  • communication

The two main components of Directional Drilling are the drill itself and the electronics. The drill, varying in size depending on your project, is what creates the actual hole in the ground and is what installs the conduit.

The electronics are what provides us critical information. This includes depth, heading, pitch, and exact location. All this information is in “real time” and gives us the ability to control where we want to go.

These two components, combined with our experienced team, are what allows us to successfully complete your project.

  • Less disruptive to the public as there is no need to close roads as in traditional open cut methods
  • Little to no reinstatement of job site. As there are only two small pilot holes at either end of the drill system, no grass, driveways or consumers are disrupted
  • No removal of trees or vegetation along bore route which is an advantage in environmentally sensitive areas
  • Faster than open cut trenching
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to work in most soil conditions including rock, which eliminates the need for often expensive rock breaking machines and also reduces the time spent in completing the job
  • Directional drilling is not affected by different soils or soil conditions or natural or man-made barriers. The technology is applicable across a range of conditions, making installation and repair of utilities an easier and less environmentally damaging operation.
  • Directional drilling in most environments is not a hit-or-miss operation. Tracking, imaging, and computer technology make the process highly accurate despite the fact the work goes on without direct visual contact.
  • Directional drilling captured national attention after it played a vital role in halting the 1933 Conroe oilfield wildfires. Popular Science Monthly described it as “the latest sensation of the oil industry” with the potential for “amazing new applications.”
  • Do you need to install services to your house? These can include power, gas, cable, phone, sewer, and water. Directional drilling is ideal for these installations, since it can be used to run the lines with a minimal amount of disruption.
  • Planning to get some new utility lines installed at a golf course? Lines for things like sprinklers can make a big difference in play, but trench installation can be extremely disruptive. Directional drilling allows you to install the lines with minimal surface disruption.
  • When wetlands are between utilities and those properties that need access to them, directional drilling can safely tunnel underneath the zone without violating any regulations that are in place and not damaging the fragile ecosystem.
  • With directional drilling, you get exactly as much pipe as you need for the path, whether it’s a short, medium, or long length. This means that there’s no need for intermediate pits, cutting down on the amount of work and the amount of possible dangerous open trenches.


Contact us to discuss your horizontal directional drilling needs