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Horizontal Boring Contractors

  • 1.  Horizontal Boring Contractors

    Posted 05-02-2018 14:17
    We cannot find any qualified horizontal bore geothermal contractor for a site in Greenville, SC.  If you know of any h-bore contractors who might consider traveling to Greenville for about 3500'-4000' of geothermal h-bore installation, please send their name our way or have them call us.  We have/are working the DW dealers and such, but so far the only lead is someone with no experience who will "try" it for $18/ft which would be double the cost of wells.

    Thank you!

    Rick Clemenzi, PE, CGD
    Geothermal Design Center Inc.
    Asheville Geothermal Inc.
    Net Zero Foundation Inc. (501c3)

  • 2.  RE: Horizontal Boring Contractors

    Posted 05-03-2018 09:59
    Hey Rick,

    We were in the HDD Geo business but recently sold our rig. We have drilled several loops in Greenville and I can tell you that the area has a lot of Rock which is not conducive to horizontal boring. A HDD driller will be taking a risk if he gets halfway into job and can't finish.
    I would suggest contacting the Territory's Vermeer or Ditch Witch rep, he can probably give you the names of some qualified drillers for Greenville.

    Good Luck to You,

    John Peebles
    Southern Geothermal, Inc.
    Evans GA

  • 3.  RE: Horizontal Boring Contractors

    Posted 05-04-2018 07:21
    Maybe interested. Can I have contact info?

    Christopher Jones

    Indiana Geothermal
    Indianapolis, IN