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HDD Directional Drilling and Trenching

CLEARGOL is able to offer clients a wide range of technical services and can also develop custom solutions specific to client requirements. CLEARGOL’S comprehensive and multidisciplinary knowledge provides greater overall value than a specialist in any single area can provides. Our clients face continual pressure to increase service quality while simultaneously reducing expenses. CLEARGOL’s full scope design, build, operation, monitoring, and maintenance services encompass the full lifecycle of telecom equipment deployment and presents inherent operational efficiencies..

Our ability to provide reliable, flexible, and knowledgeable services to clients fosters a trusted relationship essential to the long term. Our business is backed by our 24x7 technical and operational support staff.

CLEARGOL is able to offer clients a wide range of trenching and boring services and can also develop custom solutions specific to client requirements. CLEARGOL’S comprehensive and multidisciplinary knowledge provides greater overall value than a specialist in any single area can provides. Our clients face continual pressure to increase service quality while simultaneously reducing expenses. CLEARGOL’s full scope design, build, operation, monitoring, and maintenance services encompass the full lifecycle of telecom equipment deployment and presents inherent operational efficiencies..

Installation of underground utilities has traditionally involved open trenching. The contractor had to excavate around existing utilities to get to the depth required to install conduit. Costly sidewalks, pavement, brick paving, sod and other surfaces had to be cut open and replaced. There was always a risk of hitting existing underground utilities during excavation. Additionally, the excavation usually causes interruption of traffic and is an inconvenience to nearby businesses.

Advantages of HDD over Other Methods

HDD equipment requires a relatively short set-up time; a directional drilling rig can be set up and boring can begin within an hour. Labor requirements are minimal, as it only takes a small crew to operate a directional drilling rig.

The need for traditional excavation during horizontal directional drilling is minimal or non-existent. In crowded urban areas, horizontal directional drilling is increasingly viewed as the preferred technology because:

Surface disruption is minimized.

Less negative impact to residents and businesses. HDD eliminates the need for removal, restoration and long-term costs associated with trench settlement. In open areas, horizontal drilling provides an efficient method for crossing obstacles, such as rivers, highways, rail tracks or active runways.

HDD Applications

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) — also called directional boring and directional drilling — is a method of installing underground pipes and conduits from the surface along a prescribed bore path. Installation lengths up to 6500' have been completed and diameters up to 48" have been installed in shorter runs. Most installations are considerably shorter and smaller in diameter. The process is used for installing telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines and casings used for environmental remediation. It is used for crossing waterways, roadways, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas and any area where other methods are more expensive or not feasible. Use of HDD is growing rapidly and is expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future. HDD is used in place of other techniques for the following reasons:

  • Less traffic disruption
  • Lower cost
  • Deeper installation possible
  • Longer installation possible
  • No access pit required
  • Shorter completion times
  • Directional capabilities
  • Safer for the environment

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Our wide array of services allow our clients to focus on their core business. By contracting CLEARGOL your company can be assured your project is in good hands. CLEARGOL’s fundamental business strategy of providing services better, faster and cheaper than the competition without compromising quality, integrity or safety are time tested value propositions. Central to our ability to meet the attendant challenges of business growth are the operational advantages provided by the CLEARFLOW system. Our CLEARFLOW online web based logistics portal provides clients with 24x7 web access to project data, closeout packages and project status. CLEARFLOW's automation capabilites allows techs to focus on the task at hand by automaticaly generating closeout packages, project updates, job safety documents and site access information.

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As a product-independent services company, we are able to deliver expert resources for complex proprietary hardware and software. Regardless of your business needs CLEARGOL will deliver on time and under budget to assure your business delivers the highest quality product and service. Our team has ofer 100 combined years experience in Wireless and Commercial Construction Management and Technical Support and Maintenance services.

CLEARGOL provides World Class integration, construction and managed services for over 7,000 wireless cell sites and facilities in MD, DC and VA. From wireless WAN and LAN to DAS systems and mobile carrier networks CLEARGOL has been the company of choice for carriers and prime contractors.


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