Directional Boring and Drilling are terms commonly used interchangeably within the field of trenchless technology.
A steerable piercing head is either drilled or pushed through the earth horizontally or at a predetermined angle of slope. Typically, two access holes are excavated – an entry hole and a termination hole. Steel rods are driven through the earth (horizontally) after which new pipes can be installed.
The benefits of horizontal drilling and boring are the preservation of landscape, the minimizing of ugly trenches that scar a property, the ability to go beneath public utilities and a building’s structural components without damage. This is especially important for traversing under roads, railroad tracks, beneath historical buildings built on slabs, beneath pools, porches, trees and just about anything else.
Horizontal drilling and boring minimizes unsightly excavations, preserves what’s on top of the ground and greatly reduces liability for both the property owner and the contractor.
The overall damage to a property is dramatically reduced, which reduces overall costs.