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DB Enterprises

Developers - Builders, Inc

255 East Woodland Ave. Springfield, PA 19064

Office: 610-690-2901

Direct: 610-476-2399

Fax: 610-690-8006

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PA HIC # 061545

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PA HIC # 061545

Horizontal Directional Drilling technology is an efficient, cost-effective process to get underground utilities; sewer grinder pump installation; water and low pressure sewer lines from one point to another without destroying the existing ground, roadways, landscaping or obstacles that are in between. Horizontal Directional Drilling goes above and beyond traditional trenching; connecting utilities and services in places that would not be physically possible with trenching.
Horizontal Directional Drilling is ideal for boring under man-made and natural structures. This allows utilities to be connected from one side of the road to the other without destroying the existing road and is well suited for bringing utilities to tight locations. Our skilled drillers and locators can get utilities to any tight location without traffic delays or excavating that require lengthy permit processes. (Examples: a specific spot in a parking lot, main utilities under roads and sidewalks, bringing fiber conduit to existing phone locations etc).


Horizontal Directional Drilling also known as trenchless technology is ideal for residential utilities installations, grinder pumps and low pressure sewer installations. If you need some utility work done and need minimal damage to your existing ground; underground horizontal directional drilling is what you need. Trenching can destroy trees by digging up their roots, they may never recover. Trenching also would mean your patios, sidewalks, driveways and retaining walls will be destroyed. (Examples: Sewer Lines, Water Lines and Geothermal)


The Horizontal Directional Drilling process is to install your sanitary sewer / water line in an efficient, non-invasive method. There will be virtually no impact on your ground, trees, landscaping nor your driveway. Horizontal Directional Drilling is the state-of-art drilling method that solves the residual problems of traditional trenching.
Less damage is done to tree roots if utilities are tunneled under a tree (left, top and bottom) rather than across roots (right, top and bottom). Tree roots may be damaged with traditional trenching and suffer future poor growth and potentially a complete loss of the tree.


Horizontal Directional Drilling
Horizontal Directional Drilling makes the impossible possible. This technology saves time and money. Most of the ground surface remains undisturbed, lessening the environmental impact of placing pipe. Area traffic flow continues without interruption. Communities remain relatively undisturbed and visually pleasing.

Directional boring, commonly called 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. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including road, landscape and river crossings. Installation lengths up to 2000 m have been completed, and diameters up to 1200 mm have been installed in shorter runs. Pipes can be made of materials such as PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, Ductile iron, and steel if the pipes can be pulled through the drilled hole. Directional boring is not practical if there are voids in the rock or incomplete layers of rock. The best material is solid rock or sedimentary material. Soils with cobble stone are not recommended. There are different types of heads used in the pilot-hole process, and they depend on the geological material.