Frequently asked questions

At Courtsea, we are committed to providing a comprehensive service from start to finish. We have compiled some of our frequently asked questions and answers about directional drilling, boring and excavation. If you don’t see your question answered here, contact us. One of our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

Horizontal directional drilling allows for utility installations of water, gas, electric, communications and sewerage lines. This type of drilling is done without the visual disruption associated with open cut trenches and can be utilised for roads, highways, paths and driveways.

Generally, we can drill more than 600 meters to meet your requirements. The actual depth we dig to will depend on the geotechnical and soil conditions of your project.

This will depend on your site and situation. You will need a permit to construct a bore in a water control district. On the other hand, you will not need a permit if your property is outside a water control district, or you are conducting a mining or petroleum activity. The application will take around 2 weeks to process. For more information speak to our team.

Vacuum excavation works by breaking apart material with high-pressure water or air and vacuuming out debris leaving utility lines exposed. This method of excavation is commonly referred to as “soft dig” and is an alternative to hand digging.

This method:

  • Is less invasive
  • Is more precise
  • Uses less manpower

We utilise state-of-the-art locating equipment including a ground penetrating radar (GPR). A GPR detects any object that has a different composition than the surrounding materials. For example, it will detect a PVC pipe, fibre optic, gas, power, or water line as they have a different composition to the surrounding soils.

Yes, we can. We can install up to 20 conduits in a single bore hole. The orientation of the conduits is very important which is why we will ensure they are supported and positioned correctly. Conduits must not be twisted or crossed over each other. Our team will work with you to determine the best design to meet the requirements of the project.