There are plenty of benefits that come with opting for horizontal directional drilling. Here are the top 3 benefits:
- Minimal Disruptions: The number one appeal of trenchless directional drilling is the reduced amount of surface disruptions.
- Quicker Installations: Trenching or open cut is slower since you have to dig deep trenches before laying conduits for piping. Horizontal directional drilling, on the other hand, uses an automated surface-launched drilling rig that cuts through underground soil with less dirt displacement.
- Lower Construction Costs: Since horizontal drilling eliminates the need for saw cutting, demo, removal, and rehab of concrete, pavement, sidewalks, and driveways, it makes it much less expensive to do.
Although similar at times, there are some key differences between these three methods.
Horizontal directional drilling is a broad term that describes the practice of drilling non-vertical bores into the land. Missile boring is a more specific process that involves point-to-point horizontal underground boring. It has long been the industry standard for public utility installation. Lastly, trenching is a process that involves digging a narrow but deep excavation in the ground and placing necessary infrastructure inside the trench.
Talking to one of Unlimited Underground’s experienced underground construction experts can help you determine the best option for your project.
Cost for horizontal directional drilling will vary from project to project. There are many things that affect the cost of underground construction, such as location, terrain, obstructions, and scope of project. But one thing is for sure, Unlimited Underground provides fair pricing, and therefore helps you stick to your bottom line.
Yes! Unlimited Underground is capable of handling large-scale projects. In our 20 years in the industry, we’ve worked with large multi-billion dollar companies, such as Comcast, as well as small, local businesses. No project is too big or too small for Unlimited Underground!
Traffic may be impacted for reasons such as: crews working in close proximity to the road, lane closures, traffic flow changes, and in some cases, temporary road closures. However, Unlimited Underground works hard to limit traffic disruptions, and will notify surrounding property owners of any temporary changes in traffic.
Yes! Unlimited Underground does its best to leave a property as close to pre-work conditions as possible, including seeding and placement of straw grassy areas. But in general, we try to limit ground disruptions.
The first step to working with Unlimited Underground for your underground construction needs is contacting us for a free consultation. After an initial consultation, we’ll provide an estimate and once approved, we’ll get to work on an agreed start date. It’s a relatively simple process.