Construction Projects Rely on Directional Drilling and Boring

Written by Business Success on . Posted in Directional drilling, Horizontal boring, Surface-launched drilling rig

The neighborhood is a mess. With the construction of at least five new houses in the area surrounding your home, you are becoming accustomed to the sounds and sights of both large and small machines. From construction crews who are completing the trenchless drilling that is needed before many projects can even start to underground boring, there are many times when the use of directional drilling is required.

The streets and highways are not any better. Every time that you leave the house you have to stop and rethink through the mental list of all the construction sites. From going to church to going to school to going to work, it seems that nearly every route that you take involves some kind of construction project.

Drive anywhere in any direction for as little as 10 miles and you will likely see a construction site. From home and office construction jobs to road improvement projects, there are a number of times when directional drilling contractors are involved. From trenching services to underground drilling, construction projects rely on professionals who are able to understand the kickoff point that is needed for these efforts to be the most successful

There are many kinds of equipment that are used by the industry, but without the expertise of a professional who understands the placement of kickoff points, these machines are useless. For this reason, it is important to make sure that any construction crew that you work with is known for its successes in projects of all sizes.

Consider some of these facts and figures about the drilling industry and the impact that trenchless boring has on the nation’s economy:

  • $14.95 billion is the expected amount that the global horizontal directional drilling market should reach by 2022.
  • Compared to traditional methods, directional drilling produces twice the amount of oil or gas being extracted.
  • Telecommunications installation, driven by the fiber-to-the-premises wave, increased its HDD market to 24.4% in 2017, according to the 2017 Horizontal Directional Drilling Survey. This is another industry that relies on directional drilling technologies.
  • Used in approximately 49.7% of projects, high density polyethylene is the most common type of pipe utilized in the directional drilling market, according to the 2017 Horizontal Directional Drilling Survey.
  • 2.5 million miles of pipelines are used to transport fuel products from source to market in the U.S.
  • When many people think about drilling they automatically think of large offshore oil endeavors and the projects online that are on the news today. The reality, however, is that these drilling practices are also used in housing construction and road improvement projects, from kickoff points to completion.

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