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Basics of Directional Boring

Directional boring, also referred to as trenchless digging, is a terrific solution for common difficulties involved in residential drilling. In the neighborhoods and communities of Chattanooga and Ooltewah, obstacles like trees, root systems, patios, sidewalks, driveways, and retaining walls pose problems for installing utility pipes. Ray Lawns explains the basics of directional boring, and as you read, makes you encouraged to contact us regarding your residential drilling project.

traditional trench

Compared to Traditional Drilling

Laying utility lines and pipes in residential areas traditionally called for unearthing extensive strips of land to install them underground. Aside from being extremely laborious and time-consuming, digging trenches destroys the cosmetic integrity of the surrounding property. Directional boring is often preferred over trenching when it comes to installing underground utilities like water, sewer, gas, electric, telephone, fiber optic, and more. Why dig up and demolish the entire front yard and possibly lose beautiful trees when you can call Ray Lawns for directional boring?

horizontal digging

Benefits of Trenchless Digging

Horizontal directional drilling is likely the best alternative for your repair, maintenance, or installation project. Some of the benefits include:

  • Durability
  • Faster installation
  • Lower cost
  • Less disruption
  • Location flexibility
  • Less soil contamination
  • Fewer permit issues
machine trilling in the ground

Process of Directional Boring

The process of directional and horizontal drilling doesn’t have many limitations, so why haven’t you heard more about it? In short, because it is a highly specialized process. It begins with pre-site planning, involving a geotechnical report including an examination of past geological surveys. Diabolically technical machines are used to execute a very meticulous project.

machine digging in the ground

Variety of Uses

Directional boring rigs have the capability of pushing, pulling, and rotating drilling rods underground with minimal disruption to landscaping, sidewalks, roads, etc. There is no job too big or small, so if you need a trench and there is something in the way, directional boring may be able to save you time and money.

The primary appeal of trenchless directional drilling is the decreased amount of surface disruptions. Traditional open-cut excavation involves digging deep trenches that destroy the landscape, roadway, or surface along the path. Horizontal underground boring provides a clear option with less soil displacement so there is less to replace. Contact us or visit us online to learn more about residential boring solutions from Ray Lawns.

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