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Drilling under Route 15, New Brunswick, Canada
Length drilled: 110 metres (rock)
Hole diameter: 760 millimetres
Conduit installed for the passage of natural gas

Horizontal drilling makes it possible to install conduits under obstacles, regardless of the nature of the soil or rock. A rotating drilling head is used to pierce and reduce the rock (or soil) into cuttings. Before beginning this type of drilling, an entry pit and an exit pit must be dug to the required depth. It should be noted that it is possible to drill at a required grade, but it is impossible to perform a curbed trajectory (as can be done with horizontal directional drilling).

We have the necessary equipment to conduct horizontal drilling in all types of soil and rock. Whether the job requires a traditional rotating drilling head or a down the hole hammer, our qualified staff is capable of getting your drilling project done:

Even if the soil contains stones or blocks normally impenetrable with traditional methods;
Regardless of the category of rock to be drilled;
Even for projects requiring a hole diameter up to 1200 mm or lengths extending more than a 100 metres.

Important : Before any project is begun, exploration boreholes and a complete geotechnical investigation must be conducted so that we can evaluate all possible difficulties and determine the drilling trajectory. Contact us for more information.

We have completed many horizontal drilling projects for the installation of conduits for gas, water mains, electricity, sewers and fibre optics, going under various obstacles such as:

Roads and highways;
Difficult topography;