There are many reasons why a company or even a city may seek out commercial boring services. Underground directional boring figures into a number of different projects. For example, if septic tanks are being installed or repaired, underground boring is usually necessary at one point or another. Sewage lines are often laid through underground boring. However, trenchless boring itself has only more recently become a manner through which people can elect to have such services performed. Many people don’t even realize that commercial boring can be performed in a trenchless manner.
As with any new service, trenchless underground boring services can potentially be more expensive than traditional boring services. With that being said, a lot of companies find it to be worth the investment in the long term. Why is that? Trenchless boring services offer a number of advantages that cannot be found through traditional boring methods. In order to understand these benefits, however, it’s important to first comprehend the difference between trenchless boring and traditional boring, and why then trenchless boring became a sought after option in the first place. With that being said, let’s dive into trenchless boring.
What Is Trenchless Boring Compared To Traditional Boring?
Traditional boring will essentially involve digging up a tunnel, usually so that some sort of underground pipeline can be installed. Aside from what was already mentioned, this boring was traditionally relied upon to provide oil lines and gaslines as well. Wells were often built through traditional boring, creating water sources. Trenchless boring, on the other hand, essentially uses directional methods and camera equipment, among other things, to accomplish the same goals without as much digging or disruption. This can be accomplished through creating fewer holes in the ground, and in some cases ideally one. The equipment will then tunnel underground, being directed more remotely by those installing the equipment and creating these tunnels.
What Are The Advantages Of Using Trenchless Boring Techniques?
There are a number of advantages to selecting trenchless boring techniques over traditional boring techniques. Though it’s indeed true that there is an additional cost associated with trenchless boring techniques, overall the investment for traditional boring can be greater in the long term. This is because, when traditional boring is selected, the company or person paying for the boring services is not only going to end up paying for the services themselves, but the repairs done to the property afterward. This is perhaps particularly relevant for companies seeking out commercial boring services, where there can often be more disruption due to the scale of the tasks involved. Furthermore, trenchless commercial boring is often more efficient than traditional boring in general and is considered safer in many circumstances as well. The ideal technique is sometimes referred to as horizontal drilling. Right now, horizontal drilling is considered a safe and efficient technique for creating highway bores. It’s currently considered the industry standard for trenchless technology used to create bores between 2 and 48 inches in diameter, and 600 to 1,800 feet in length. Therefore, those that select trenchless boring techniques are ultimately choosing a cost-efficient, safe technique that will cause less disruption. It’s no wonder that this method is particularly preferred for highway boring; highways need to remain as consistent as possible, with little disruption ideally.
Can Trenchless Boring Be Used For Installation And Repairs?
Trenchless boring does not only need to be relied upon for the initial installation of pipelines, or creation of bores. It can also be used to repair the damage done to pipes. Pipes can often be disrupted through anything from tree roots to erosion, and in some cases natural disasters. At times, the damage is simply the result of pipes being old. Thanks to the camera technology often used during the process, repairs are sometimes more easily accomplished through trenchless systems.
Companies need to rely upon the most efficient technology possible, and therefore it makes sense that trenchless technology is on the rise. It’s worth the investment, as it ultimately can save companies in the long term, and provide more seamless, long-lasting results.