Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a technique by which pipe, duct or cable can be installed underground without disturbing surface structures and thereby avoiding the
disruption caused by traditional open trenching methods.
Installations under motorways, waterways, railways, airport runways and SSSI sites are routine.
The cost savings resulting from the application of this technology, in both direct and consequential terms, can be very significant. HDD is fast, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Using the latest in tooling and mud technology, successful installations can be achieved in most ground formations.
The AMS No-Dig fleet has the capacity to install product up to 800mm in diameter and up to 600m in length, subject to ground conditions.
Guided Auger Boring can provide a solution in situations where HDD cannot be utilised, where set up room is limited or in situations where levels are critical.
Traditionally this technique has been used in the installation of vitrified clay gravity sewers but is being applied increasingly in the installation of steel sleeves used to carry utility installations.
The AMS No-Dig fleet has the capacity to install product up to 900mm in diameter and up to 120m in length, subject to ground conditions using Guided Auger Boring.