Is Directional Thrust Boring Your Best Option?

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Directional thrust boring is a common method of trenchless pipe repair. Some plumbing contractors refer to it as slant drilling or horizontal directional drilling. Before you begin a project with the equipment from Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions, it’s important to know whether or not directional boring is the ideal method.

Read on to learn about the applications and advantages of directional thrust boring.

Repair Pipes Near Obstacles

If you need to perform a trenchless pipe repair around large obstacles, such as buildings, roads, sidewalks, or wells, you’ll need horizontal directional drilling equipment to facilitate the process. This equipment drills through hard and permeable rock. If there are oil- or gas-bearing rocks, such as shale, it pushes through those materials safely. The drill cuts through the rock at an angle from a well or another access point.

Installation of Pipe and Conduit

When you need to install long segments of pipe or conduit, HDD thrusting equipment is the right choice. It’s used for fiber optic, internet, phone, electrical and other cables, and as a conduit for underground utilities. The equipment installs lines under bodies of water, busy roads, and compacted soil with no problems.

Urgent Installations With Minimal Disruption

Horizontal directional drilling tools allow you to rehabilitate or install conduits and pipes with minimal disruption. Driveways, sidewalks, and other infrastructure stay intact. Because there’s no need for excavation, the repair gets done faster. Property owners don’t have to clean up a mess, and the process ensures rapid service restoration.
Our engineers and field experts at Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions are always available to guide you to the right HDD equipment. If you’re unsure of which HDD materials and machines are right for a particular job, we’re always here to help. Contact us today for additional details about our directional thrust boring systems courtesy of our knowledgeable customer care associates.


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