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Why Directional Boring Makes Sense For Populated Areas

by Joyce Rivera

Most Americans live in at least a semi-populated area if not a town or a city. This can cause some problems when it comes time to renovate or upgrade your house. It is not easy to complete a new construction process while in the midst of an ever-moving and active urban environment. This is especially true for digging holes underground. Not only does earthmoving require a lot of heavy machinery and time, but it can also be very obnoxious for those who live around you. That is why directional boring may be a more popular option as it has become more refined.

A Fraction Of The Disturbance

Directional boring is perfect for laying pipe or electrical wires in areas that are quite built up because it barely disturbs the surrounding buildings. There is a single entry point that is usually less than a few feet wide (for the machinery and equipment) and then the actual hole created is just a couple inches in diameter, maximum. That tiny hole can be dug several feet underground, which means that it can snake under other houses, businesses, roads, and backyards without anyone knowing. Instead of having to dig up all this area, you can get it done without anyone above ground knowing you are doing it.

Cheaper And More Efficient

Apart from being more discreet, directional boring is also more efficient and cheaper than physically digging out the area. Removing that amount of dirt is certainly no easy thing to accomplish even with several workers put on it full-time. This, in turn, reduces overhead costs and makes directional boring far more applicable to those on tighter budgets. The resulting cables and pipes are just as securely fitted as if they had been installed the traditional way, so there is no reason not to take advantage of this method.

A Lot Longer Than You Might Think

In some cases, there might be a need for your directional boring to go for several hundred feet. Maybe you need to avoid a deep structure or go underneath a nearby river to connect to a different building. Whatever the case may be, directional boring can usually accomplish it easily enough. These boring drills can go, in some cases, up to 500 feet. Even if that is not far enough there are methods to extend onto this. Alternatively, you could use horizontal directional drilling which requires more space up top but can go several thousand feet and is generally used in industrial or commercial properties. For more information, contact a directional boring company. 


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