You may have noticed that trenchless directional boring is a common method for installing underground utilities, such as fiber optic cable. What you might not be aware about is that it is also an ideal option for pipe installation, including laying natural gas pipes and water pipes. Here are the reasons why you should consider directional boring for your pipe installation project.
- Faster – With traditional trench installation, the trench needs to be dug, the pipe installed, and then the trench covered, as well as resolving any damaged landscaping, pavement, or other surface materials. With directional boring, the pipe is drilled into the ground, eliminating the other steps resulting in a faster completion.
- Cost considerations – A faster installation means lower labor costs. In addition, you can use directional boring to go under things rather than around them, resulting in more labor savings, as well as material savings.
- Environmental considerations – There is less soil contamination with directional boring than there is with traditional trench installation. In addition, the equipment doesn’t operate as long so fewer emissions are expelled into the atmosphere. There is also no need to haul off debris, such as broken concrete that ends up in a landfill.
- Lower potential for injury – With directional boring, you won’t have the risks of an open trench or piles of dirt causing a trip hazard.
When you consider the many benefits of directional boring for pipe installation, it makes sense to go this route. Being able to get your project done on time and on budget, while knowing you did your part to protect the environment, are valid reasons to choose directional boring for any underground placement.