Directional Drilling and Trenching Solutions
Here at JHL, we believe that underground pipelines and cables are the most desirable options for construction areas in urban cities. Using our services can ensure that pipes and cables do not cause obstruction to the local area and that they will last a long time as they will be kept away from any potential hazards. In this article, we are going to take you through some of the different services that we provide to our customers. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about horizontal directional drilling, trenching and mole ploughing or guided auger boring.
Horizontal Directional Drilling
The first drilling technique that we would like to take you through is Horizontal Directional Drilling. This technique is normally completed by a skilled navigator who will plan the route and control the drilling using information gathered throughout the process. When it comes to horizontal directional drilling, we employ different strategies depending on the type of formation in the ground. For example, harder ground would make use of a drill motor rather than a jetting assembly that we would use for a soft or alluvial formation. To get around bends in the ground the navigator will use the advanced steering tools to control the hydraulic pressure and ensure that the pipe can be installed effectively. Horizontal drilling is a great method to choose as the advanced technology avoids any obstructions, meaning that the project is cost-effective and long-lasting.
Trenching and Mole Ploughing
At JHL, we also offer our services in Trenching and Mole Ploughing. On the trenching side of things, you can expect our services to include multiple duct installations and trench depth of up to 2.5m. we only use the best trenching services to ensure that cables and pipes can be installed for drainage or telecommunication infrastructure. If you’d like to know how mole ploughing works, then you’ll be glad to know that it is a fairly simple process. As the vibrating plough loosens the soil, a trench is created. While this is happening the sides of the blade are able to make sure that the soil on the surface is reinstated. They do this by compacting as the plough moves along the surface. This is a very effective way of laying pipes and should be the first choice for you if you want to effectively install pipes.
Guided Auger Boring
The final service that we would like to take you through is Guided Auger Boring which allows you to use as little excavation as possible. This type of service is one of the favourites when it comes to urban areas due to the lack of disruption. This process is a little more complicated to explain than the others but in simple terms, it begins with a pilot bore then a thrust bearing, a cutting shoe, a steel casing and an auger are all added. The process works as the spoil goes down through the augers and back to the working launch pit. As the augers are returned back to the launch pit, the cutting shoe is drilled right through to the reception pit. After this, the pipe is added as the adaptor gets added to the steel casing. Although this process sounds complicated, it actually works very fast and effectively. You’ll find that this might be the best choice for you if you are wanting something that doesn’t need much of an area to work in.
We value all of our directional drilling and trenching solutions at JHL and we believe that we will always have the right solution for you.