Digging trenches to lay pipes underground often has a lasting impact on the environment. With directional drilling services, many commercial facilities and homeowners install utilities like water, gas, power, and sewer. This type of drilling usually has less impact on the existing ground; therefore, a lot less of the landscape is disrupted. In traditional methods, to carry out the installation of the pipeline will involve a lot of disruption where a large workforce is required and a tedious digging process. Directional drilling is more effective than other conventional methods with many benefits such as:
1. Better Handling of Pipes and Cables
Materials used for directional drilling are durable and can last for a long time, and because it entails a precise process, there is less damage installing them. Precise directional drilling increases the accuracy in placement, therefore, prevents damages during installation. In areas such as across rivers, pipes are often exposed to wear and tear elements, significantly reducing their lifespan. Directional drilling ensures the pipelines and utilities are buried hence offering protection by the earth’s surface.
Directional drilling ensures faster installation over the traditional methods. Directional drilling digs under the ground, where there is less dirt to bury and dispose of because less soil is displaced. As a result, this type of drilling is an effective solution to install pipes in a variety of circumstances in placing utilities, water, and sewer lines.
3. Minimal Environmental Disruptions
Directional drilling can be the ideal operation where minimal surface disturbance is required. Soil is displaced to the side instead of bringing it to the surface. Traditional methods of excavation involve digging trenches. This destroys the immediate landscape along the utility or piping line. Therefore, the chances of soil contamination above the ground pose risks to the environment are significantly reduced with the application of horizontal drilling. Despite the initial holes dug, the rest of the work is done underneath the surface.
Directional drilling allows the installation of pipes and utilities where there are surface obstacles. If a line may be required, this type of drilling is flexible to allow the placement of pipes nearly everywhere. It’s also suitable for different types of soil conditions and crosses natural barriers such as rivers and artificial barriers. It is ideal for areas where the laying of pipes seems impossible.
Again, traditional installation leads to the disruption of activities, for example, on roads or any other area where the trenches need to be dug. On the other hand, directional drilling takes place below the surface, which means that with proper precaution activities on the surface can continue normally.
Traditional installation methods pose inherent safety risks to workers. Directional drilling unique approach minimizes surface excavation, instead of digging along the length of the utility line. Directional drilling will only require the entrance and termination points. With less open holes, there is less danger for your crew, making directional drilling a safe choice for your operation.
Installing pipes and utilities on a predetermined path eliminates the need for closure of roads and a large crew. For directional drilling to work efficiently, you need to plan the execution carefully, ensuring you have the appropriate tools for the standard procedure. Directional drilling is an eco-friendly alternative as compared to traditional open trench methods. For more information on Texas underground boring services, visit our website today.