When Is Directional Thrust Boring the Best Option

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When you need to install long pipe or conduit segments, you’ll have to choose from different techniques. Traditional methods involve bringing in heavy equipment to excavate large trenches, which is a costly, time-consuming, and potentially unsafe endeavor. Trenchless methods, such as directional thrust boring, offer speedy, accurate, and cost-effective results in nearly all situations.

Let’s take a closer look at when Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions’ directional thrust boring is the best option.

Risk of Ground Collapse

Some types of soils don’t permit safe working conditions when digging trenches. Sandy and silty soils are prone to collapse, as are soils with large rocks. When there’s a risk of the trench caving in, directional boring is a safer choice for your crew.

Urgent Installation or Repair Timeline

Excavating a large trench could take days. Your company or your customers might not have time for that. With dependable directional thrust boring equipment, you can finish the project in less time than it would take for a traditional installation or repair. Pair the piercing tool with automated drilling rigs, and the work could be done in a matter of hours.


Digging a trench may not be an option when there’s a road, driveway, parking lot, sidewalk, or building in the way. Directional boring allows you to go under surface features, bodies of water, and buildings to lay conduit or pipe.

Low Budget

If there’s not a lot of wiggle room in the budget, directional boring is an optimal choice. The labor, materials, and equipment cost less than traditional methods.

Directional boring is a wise choice when traditional excavation isn’t an option or when you want to serve more customers and provide cost-effective services. At Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions, we’re proud to offer trusted directional thrust boring tools for all of your needs.

For more information or to place an order, contact us today!


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