Drilling and the environment in British Columbia

The Environmental Benefits of Horizontal Directional Drilling

Advances in technology have helped many industries reduce their environmental impact over the past few decades. Horizontal directional drilling, offered by the experienced team at Ironman Directional Drilling, is the eco-conscious choice of the drilling industry. From Vernon and Penticton to Williams Lake, directional drilling has become the preferred method for installing utilities and pipelines.


Using highly specialized equipment, horizontal directional drilling allows for the placement of underground systems without the need for excavating or trenching. Not only does this method help to significantly cut down the costs of construction, but it also greatly reduces the impact of the project on the surrounding environment.


Directional drilling in the Vernon and Penticton areas is highly preferred over the much more destructive traditional cable and pipework installation methods. Trenching and cutting cause great disturbances to environmentally sensitive areas, but have, in the past, been the only option. Today, horizontal directional drilling offers a much safer and more environmentally protective alternative.


In the delicate environments surrounding areas such as Williams Lake, directional drilling allows for pipes and utilities to be installed around obstacles such as water, railroads, buildings, and roads. The ability to curve undergrounds systems along a desired route creates far less disturbance both above and below ground than other methods.


Because it causes such minimal disturbance, horizontal directional drilling allows the surrounding environment to remain unaltered. It poses little risk to wetlands, rivers, lakes, and preserved reclamation areas. Utilities and pipework can get where they need to go without needing to alter the environment on their way there.


Another major benefit of directional drilling anywhere from Penticton to Williams Lake is that it has minimal to no impact on sediment and steep slopes. While trenching can significantly contribute to erosion, horizontal directional drilling is able to easily navigate around sensitive sloping areas.


The environmental benefits of directional drilling around Vernon can be further enhanced by taking the right safety precautions. Workers who are supplied with the right safety equipment and trained in the correct operation of all horizontal directional drilling equipment are able to work both efficiently and in a manner that most limits the impact of their activities on the environment.


Before drilling begins, all equipment must be inspected to ensure that it is in good working condition. Proper protective gear and knowledge of how to mitigate possible hazards allow workers to focus on the task at hand and make sure that everything goes smoothly.


When providing directional drilling services in Vernon, Penticton, and Williams Lake, Ironman Directional Drilling puts worker safety first by providing proper training and equipment. We believe that the greatest economic and environmental benefits come from ensuring that the drilling process is a success from start to finish.


By choosing us for your next industrial, commercial, or residential project, you can rest assured that you'll get all of the benefits described above, and more. Don't hesitate to contact Ironman Directional Drilling to find out if your project can be completed using the environmentally friendly methods of horizontal directional drilling.

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