Three Reasons Why Homeowners and Contractors Prefer Trenchless Drilling

kickoff pointYou never know when you may need the services of underground boring contractors. Many homeowners don’t even know what underground boring services are, never mind that they’re available and often used by regular homeowners. Directional boring — which is to say, horizontal boring — can be used for a number of different means. It could potentially be used to help install telecommunications systems, and to extract gas and oil. However, homeowners will most often use this type of drilling procedure to have pipes installed or repaired. This can be crucial, depending on the type of utilities that you have on your property. With that being said, you may still be confused about how trenchless boring works. You may be wondering if it’s worth the cost in the first place. Today, we’re looking into some of the benefits of this type of drilling, and why many homeowners prefer it today.

  1. 1. Reduced Disturbance To Your Property
    With traditional drilling methods, you can probably expect a good bit of destruction or civil disturbance — even if it’s ultimately fixing an issue. It will probably be easy to see the kickoff point of the drilling process; at the minimum, the kickoff point will probably be covered in dirt, and at the worst, your yard will be a complete mess for a good while. Your property will recover over time, but it will likely be something of a pain for you to put up with. The point of trenchless drilling is that it bores underground with minimal disturbance done to your property. Surrounding rock formations will also be left relatively undisturbed. Your property will ultimately be left as settled as possible. This means that you won’t have to spend money on landscaping to disguise the beginning point of the project, and you won’t have to worry about the value of your property being affected negatively.  The horizontal boring process also keeps you from saw cutting and removing concrete, asphalt or other structures as trenchless technologies allows you to go under these obstacles without disturbance.
  2. 2. Less Risk To The Environment
    Think about it this way — the less the ground is disturbed, the less the ecosystem will be disturbed in turn. As traditional open cut excavation is much rougher, particularly at the direct burial points, it can often cause damage to the surrounding environment. For that matter, the process could potentially cause pollution to groundwater, which can create issues later. A damaged ecosystem could negatively affect a property’s ability to maintain healthy plant life, which will, of course, leave it much less attractive. Many homeowners need to consider the value of their property when deciding whether or not to pay for trenchless drilling. The fact is that you should look at it as an investment in the long term value of your property.
  3. 3. It’s More Time Efficient
    Trenchless drilling otherwise known as directional drilling, horizontal boring or directional boring is more efficient in essentially every way — you won’t have to worry about the drilling process disturbing your property, and you certainly don’t have to be a part of it. However, another benefit of this particular drilling process is that it is faster because it won’t be derailed by traffic or weather. Because it’s all done from one particular start point, the process is much smoother, and a bit of rain won’t impact it. This means that there will be less stopping and starting, and it will be finished more efficiently.

There are so many reasons why you should look into trenchless drilling over open cut excavation methods that we can’t list them all here. But with that being said the cost is worth it in the long term. Choose the more efficient process; you’ll be glad you did.

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