King Contracting, Inc. HDD Provides Horizontal Directional Drilling for Underground Construction and Utility Installation.

King Contracting is a progressive company that specializes in various aspects of Horizontal Directional Drilling. We are a turn-key contractor that is capable of providing all phases of pipe installation, which includes directional drilling, open cut trenching, and vacuum excavation. Located in the Midwest, we are able to quickly serve the majority of the country in a short amount of mobilization time. We maintain a commitment to providing our customer with a timely and professional service.

Horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface-launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. Directional boring minimizes environmental disruption. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including road, landscape and river crossings. Installation lengths up to 6,500’ (2,000m) have been completed, and diameters up to 48” (1,200mm) have been installed. Pipes can be made of materials such as PVC, polyethylene, Ductile iron, and steel.

The process is used for installing infrastructure such as telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines and environmental remediation casings. It is used for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas, and areas where other methods are costlier.

Directional boring is used instead of other techniques to provide less traffic disruption, lower cost, deeper and/or longer installation, no access pit, shorter completion times, directional capabilities, and environmental safety.

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