Protect your Investment with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Traditional trenching of water, communication, and electric lines can damage lawns, sidewalks, driveways, streets and more. Horizontal Directional Drilling, also known as trenchless boring, reduces above ground disturbance. No more tearing out concrete or digging up yards!

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What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD), also known as directional boring or trenchless boring, is a method of installing underground utilities such as pipe, conduit, or cables with minimal impact to the surface. An entrance hole is dug and the bore head inserted. The head digs underground making a path for the pipe or cable to be pulled through to the exit location. The drilled path can be directed under streets, sidewalks, driveways, pipes, and other utilities.

Horizontal Directional Drilling


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Erickson HDD Service Area

Erickson HDD is located in Elkader, Iowa and provides directional drilling services in Northeast Iowa, Southeast Minnesota and Southwest Wisconsin.

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About Erickson HDD

Erickson HDD has over 27 years of experience providing underground utility services to residential, commercial/industrial, municipal, and agricultural customers.

Our services include:

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Excavating
  • Locate private utilities
  • Direct bury of private utilities, conduit, HDPE pipe
  • Install & repair water, sewer, electric and communications lines
  • Cement core drilling of walls and floors
  • Concrete removal