Horizontal boring, also known as horizontal directional drilling, is a precise method that allows for straight horizontal bores to be created, usually under roads and pathways etc. It can be used for both long and short distances and is highly recommended because of the simple, affordable, and effective solution that it offers.

How Does Horizontal Directional Drilling Work?

Firstly, a pilot bore is completed using a trackable device in the head of the drill, which will relay information to track the length and depth accurately. The next step is reaming, which ensures that the desired diameter is reached. Conduits are then pulled through the bore. As part of AV Drilling’s services, we can install the conduits on behalf of the client

Advantages Of Horizontal Directional Drilling

  • Equipment allows for seamless transportation
  • It provides a convenient, trenchless solution for boring under driveways, roads etc.
  • Can be tracked at multiple checkpoints
  • Borehole diameter can be up to 600mm
  • The process is quick and efficient
  • Can be used in a variety of different ground types, including rock, sand, shale, etc.

What is Horizontal Bed Boring?

Horizontal bed boring also known as auger boring or dry auger boring. While it is very similar to horizontal directional drilling by providing a way to feed conduits under roads, pathways, etc, it uses slightly different equipment and is used to cover shorter distances.

When Would Horizontal Bed Boring Be Used?

Horizontal bed boring is often used for projects that require drilling e under roads, driveways, paths etc without disturbing existing infrastructure. Conduits and pipes for electrical, telecommunication, water and sewage services can also be pulled through these horizontal boreholes, which are all essential for providing properties with modern amenities.

Looking for horizontal bed boring specialists in Australia? Get in touch with the highly professional and experienced team at AV Drilling today! We have all the necessary equipment from leading manufacturers including Vermeer and Ditch Witch with a specialised team to carry out horizontal directional drilling and bed boring. Contact our Operations Team on 1300 208 491 or anthony@avdrilling.com.au.

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