Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) uses a drill rig to create pilot pathways and expand them as necessary in order to install electrical wiring, piping, or other necessary utility infrastructure. This method is safer, more economical, and more environmentally friendly than open excavation, which is a commonly practiced alternative. By using monitoring technology at the drill head, we’re able to accurately control the direction and depth of any drilling.
In addition, Vet Power couples the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment with a vacuum extractor. The GPR equipment sends a signal into the ground in order to detect anomalies such as underground piping (live or abandoned), or other subsurface features including large boulders, metal, or other items. The GPR offers a way to identify locations that require further investigation using potholing equipment to create a small diameter hole until the utility is visibly located. This method is less intrusive and much more precise than the alternative, which would be to tear up surface area based on rough estimates.