Bore Holes: 3 Benefits of Trenchless Drilling

29 November 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are in the process of developing a piece of land so you can build property on it, you will need to connect the land to local utilities such as gas, water and telecommunications. Often these utility lines need to be placed under the ground. Below is a guide to the benefits of using trenchless boring techniques to install the required piping.

Trenchless boring can help to reduce cost

Because trenchless boring does not require the earth to be excavated before a pipe can be laid, it can drastically help to reduce the cost of this part of your construction project. Excavating earth is very time-consuming. Trenchless digging involves inserting a drilling auger into a section of pipe. As the auger digs down into the ground, it also carries the section of pipe with it. It is a much quicker way of laying pipe when compared to digging a trench. The excess earth is projected out of the end of the pipe and onto the surface where it can be collected and used as backfill on other parts of your construction job.

Trenchless drilling offers you increased control

Some pipes need to be installed at a slight gradient so that water will naturally flow down them and away from the property. When digging a trench manually, it can be challenging to accurately judge the gradient of the earth and how it will move once the pipe is laid and the trench has been filled in with soil. If the pipe shifts into a horizontal position, you may find that the drains do not operate as they should. However, if you opt to use a trenchless drill to bore the hole for your pipe, you will be able to achieve the grade you want. This is because the pipe will be in place as soon as the earth has been removed, which limits the amount of shifting which can occur.

Trenchless drilling reduces the potential environmental impact

Unlike other drilling and digging techniques, trenchless drilling using an auger does not require the use of water jets or other fluids, which means that there is minimal risk that unclean water will contaminate the surrounding soil. This is especially important if you plan to use the land surrounding your property to cultivate crops.

If you would like to find out more about the many benefits of using a trenchless drill, you should contact a construction contractor today for further advice and information.