To start with, we visit the site and carry out the necessary surveys of the area. We identify suitable locations for the receiving hole and entrance pits. These pits enable us to collect drilling fluid and reclaim it – which keeps costs down and minimises wastage.
Next, we drill a pilot hole, then enlarge this hole, using a cutting tool known as a back reamer. The exact diameter of the hole will depend largely on the size of the pipe required. The final stage of the directional drilling process is the placement of the pipe itself, which is pulled behind the reamer and placed in the correct position.
Both directional drilling and auger boring are highly cost-effective, and minimise waste material and overall disruption. Due to the minimal level of surface disturbance, they’re both even suitable for congested areas.
Regardless of the size of your project, our team are on hand to help. To learn more about PES’s services, simply get in touch with us today.