Douglas Exploration has 78 years combined work experience in Horizontal drilling. We started our HDD branch in 2000. We have a wide variety of horizontal rigs and offer a wide variety of services. Including Pipeline istallation, electrical, phone, gas, sewer, water lines, fiber optics, as well as potholing services.
We currently have 7 HDD rigs.
3 Vermeer D24x40A
2 Vermeer D40x40A
1 Vermeer D50x100A
1 Ditch Witch JT100x120 Mach 1
What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?
Directional Boring, Commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a horizontal drilling rig. Which leaves minimal impact to the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. It is suitable for a variaty of soil conditions. On jobs such as road crossings, sidewalks, rivers, landscapes, as well as crossing under preexisting utilities such as pipelines.
What does a typical Drill crew consits of?
Typicaly a HDD crew consits of a locator, driller, and a helper
Locator: Tracks the predetermined bore path with the electronics and relays the information back to the driller on the boring machine
Operator: Runs the boring machine and follows the instructions of the locator and relays the ground conditions back to the locator.
Helper: The helper does whatever is needed. Mixing mud, vacuuming spoils, traffic control, water runs etc.