Horizontal Direction Drilling (HDD)

Conventional HDD

Drilling under roads, rivers, landscapes and any other obstacle in the way. Reduce your project cost buy utilizing trenchless technologies for water course crossings, road crossing and if the application suits, complete conversions of infrastructure renewals. We operate state of the art equipment that includes rack and pinion rigs with automation capabilities, steering and tracking software and equipment that monitors annulus pressure and logs the profile while drilling (LWD), to high speed circulating systems that build and yield our drilling mediums to optimal levels. Our downhole tooling and drill pipe in inspected and maintained to API recommended best practices to ensure failures don’t take place on your job site. Our technical drilling principles are based on years of oil & gas drilling, exploration and completions meaning we understand bore- hole hydraulics, fluid engineering and equipment design like no others in Atlantic Canada. Your success is our success and with sustainable partnerships along with second to none drilling expertise, everyone comes ahead.

Environmental HDD applications

Environmental remediation projects can range in complexity and the project gets much more complex when you need to access contaminated areas that are located under obstructions and buildings. There’s a reason HDD is making big advances in the environmental drillings disciplines. With careful project consideration, HDD applications can not only reach under those obstacles, but larger contaminated zones can be treated with fewer wells and longer completion screens by installing the well over a lateral plain instead of vertical. Less money wasted, more work completed with less environmental impact.

Geothermal HDD applications

Geothermal HDD is an emerging application where landowners and business can harness the energy of earth for renewal and sustainable home/business heating and cooling. Instead of excavating large pits to install the piping loops, we can drill out on a horizontal plain and grout the loop in place, in turn reducing clean up and restoration costs. It’s a great solution if you have an established property and want to keep the construction impact minimal.

Residential HDD applications

Building a new home in a developed area and need access to municipal services? Maybe you need a utility installed to that shed out back but have landscapes or hardscapes in the way? HDD offers endless opportunity’s to new and existing home & business owners to get those impossible projects checked off the list at an affordable price.

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) fusing

There’s reason HDPE is becoming the preferred piping product of choice. Non-corroding, light weight, seamless fusible design is just a few of the advantages. You can rest assured that when contacting Maritime Directional for your drilling, you are also getting the knowledge and equipment to compete the fusing as well.

Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum Excavation is the only non-destructive, no digging excavation solution. Through a process of utilizing high pressure water is used to loosen soil, rocks, clay, gravel and other earth material while it is continually "sucked up" into a debris tank for later disposal. Our highly portable hydro-vac unit can squeeze into extremely tight jobsites and provides an economical solution for a wide range of cleanup and excavation tasks. Designed for multiple cleanup and soft excavation tasks that include potholing utilities, water valve cleanout, underground utility vault cleanout, storm drain cleanout, exposing buried utility lines, directional drilling site cleanup, water leak repair, commercial and residential debris cleanup and landscaping, posthole digging, and more.

Fabrication & Repair

Commercial and industrial repair

With today’s demands on equipment in all industrial sectors it’s only a matter of time before something fails or needs repair. It’s important to not only investigate why it broke but as a weld repair contactor we need to ensure we improve it. From transportation equipment, forestry, mining, oilfield, farming and fishing, right down to residential jobs that need to little TLC, there’s nothing too big or too small for us to handle.

Custom fabrication

Unique and special equipment to do a specific task? Our fabrication department has done just about everything. From drilling fluid venturi mixing systems, directional drilling hole openers, modifications to farm machinery, trailers, custom tractor implements and propane cages. You have ideas and we’ll help you realize them with strong purchasing power to keep them affordable and meet you budget expectations.

Portable welding rigs

Truck mounted multi-process welding machines, wire feeders, rotary screw air compressors, full range of welding consumables, hand tools, power tools and work lights. We operate the most complete fleet of portable welding rigs in North Eastern Nova Scotia and we can mobilize at a moment’s notice, 24/7.

Multi-process welding systems available for steel, stainless steel & aluminum

All our welding machines are multi-process capable. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux-core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG) allowing us to offer the appropriate welding procedure to the application or material. We understand the metallurgical characteristics and we have to capability to fuse almost anything.

Plasma, oxy-fuel and carbon arc burning and cutting

From convention oxygen/acetylene flame cutting and burning to more advanced cutting solutions like plasma, which uses a mixture of inert gas and an electric arc that is blown out a nozzle turning the gas into plasma that is hot enough to cut the metal, we are always progressive when it comes to welding technologies. The steady evolution of our equipment reduces consumable costs and speeds up production times.

Cold cutting capabilities

Non consumable ripping saws, drop saws and portable chop saws that are dustless, offers superior quality and reduces consumable costs.

Sand blasting


Consulting Services

Analyze the feasibility and the risk in the planning stages and help determine the most cost effective solution. Our consulting services can help shed light on technical drilling details to help design the project very early on. Reviewing geotechnical surveys to develop drilling programs, estimate completion times and drilling costs can ensure when the project goes out for tender that the engineer’s estimates are on target and the best value is received. We also bring innovative thinking and can help design and build equipment to suit any specific job site or a specific horizontal drilling application.

  • Fluid engineering and calculations
  • HDD profile planning
  • Mobilisation and logistic planning
  • Equipment design
  • Log while drilling software(LWD)
  • Drilling program development and budgeting


Metal working and steel fabrication is a specialized field with a lot of specialized equipment. We understand that there are many welding enthusiasts out there that are creating some pretty great stuff. We also recognize that every now and then we need that special little tool to just get the job done but we don’t want to fork out thousands to buy it. Fortunately we offer a full range of very specific tools for those DIY folks that are out there pounding away at their passion.

  • Gas powered welders/generators
  • Wire-feeders
  • Saws
  • Gas powered cut off saws
  • Magnetic drill presses
  • Grinders
  • Welding cable
  • Sand blasting equipment
  • Flat deck/machinery moving trailers
  • HDPE fusing equipment
  • Water tanks