Trenchless boring is fast becoming the standard in the underground drilling industry. The method provides an excellent alternative to traditional open-cut trenching. HDD contractors can lay utility conduits for gas, water, and telecommunication companies with faster, cleaner installations. The directional boring industry continues to expand with global market projections expected to hit $14.95 billion by 2022. Here are seven benefits that are fueling the increased uptake of this technology in construction projects.
The primary appeal of trenchless directional boring is the negligible surface disruptions while drilling. Traditional open-cut excavation involves digging of deep trenches that tear up the landscape along the line. Horizontal underground boring provides an option with less soil displacement, with the soil pushed removed being dramatically less than taking it to the surface.
Trenching or open cut is slow as you have to dig deep trenches before laying conduits for your piping. Directional boring services utilize an automated surface-launched drilling rig that cuts through the soil underneath with less dirt displaced. Your construction project can save on time with less excavation.
HDD installs the conduits without exposure to construction sites traffic and potential damage. You, therefore, decrease the wear and tear of the materials used in your construction projects.
Lower Construction Projects Cost
The ability of horizontal boring contractors otherwise known as horizontal directional drilling contractors to eliminate the saw cutting, demo, removal and rehab of concrete, pavement, sidewalks or driveways makes it much less expensive since removal of surface material is eliminated. Boring contractors are able to save you time in labor, rehab of landscaping or parking lots, roads and driveways by drilling under these surfaces. Boring under rivers, creeks and lakes also save time and material through the ability to take shorter routes and shorter install times for product.
Horizontal directional drilling continues to gain popularity due to its ability to work around obstacles. The Rigs lay conduits under water bodies and artificial barriers in areas projects considered virtually impossible or too expensive to undertake. The underground boring is suitable for different soil composition, thus allowing the line to run under busy roads, rivers, and residential areas with little disruptions.
It Requires Less Licensure
The disturbances caused by open-cut necessitates the acquisition of different permits and technical approvals before your construction projects can even kick-off. With less surface-disruptive activities, less licensing is required for trenchless boring. Fewer permit issues mean your projects can proceed faster and more smoothly.
The excavation process poses inherent safety concerns for workers operating the equipment. Open cut involves digging of deep trenches that increase the risk of accidents happening within the worksite. Horizontal directional boring needs only a few small bore pits on either end of the pipe. The less open holes mean reduced risks of workers and equipment falling into the trenches, thus making HDD a safer option.
Horizontal directional drilling is a flexible, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional excavation methods. Are you ready to start your next HDD construction project? Contact American Directional Boring to learn more about Texas directional drilling services.