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Key Considerations When Selecting a Horizontal Drilling Company

A technician is horizontally drilling the ground

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is an environmentally friendly method for installation of underground utilities and infrastructure installation. It is safer and less disruptive than traditional excavation options.


HDD is used for many projects, such as:

·       Fiber conduit installation

·       Sewer line installation and extension

·       Fibre optic installation

·       Water intake

·       Duct installation

·       Underground pipe installation


If you’re overseeing the logistics, how do you choose the best HDD company for your project needs? Our blog explores a few factors for you to consider.


What to Look for in a Directional Drilling Company

When you’re looking for a directional drilling company, you’re not just looking for the lowest bid , or whoever can get the project done as quickly as possible. You want someone that can get it done correctly. This means considering several factors before deciding which company to partner with:



Experience is a valuable asset in any project. Having a team in place with years of successful project completion, scope, and of varying complexities will ensure your project gets done on time, and on budget. In the hands of an experienced operator, HDD is a highly accurate process that is more efficient than alternatives. Equipment and Technology Having the right equipment and technology is key to any successful project. The ability to access a collection of highly specialized and well-maintained machinery is an important component of great project management and is something to look for in a Horizontal Directional Drilling company.

Safety, Licensing, and Certification As with every project, safety is of the utmost importance in horizontal drilling. Be sure to choose a company with a good safety record. This goes hand-in-hand with licensing and certification. COR certification is a good indicator of a company’s commitment to safety on the job.

Project Management and Communication Skills

When you choose an HDD company that prioritizes effective communication and project management, you are ensuring a seamless experience. When assessing a company, consider factors such as its responsiveness to inquiries, willingness to provide project updates, and ability to collaborate with other project stakeholders.


Companies that value open communication will help to create a collaborative working relationship, which contributes to the smooth progression of your project.


Contact Ironman Directional Drilling In BC

Choosing the correct directional drilling company plays a key role in ensuring the success of your project.


At Ironman Directional Drilling in BC, we have over 25 years of experience providing directional drilling services for a wide range of clients, from residential and commercial operations to government projects. With a diverse fleet of equipment at our disposal, we can take on any project.


Give us a call today and we’ll help take your project to completion.






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