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Directional Boring: Use It To Repair The Utility Lines Under Your Building

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If the utility lines traveling beneath your building are in need of repair, you may use a traditional drilling method to access and repair the lines. Although traditional drilling may be a good way to repair damaged lines, it may not be something you want to use for your particular project. You can repair and replace your utility lines with directional boring. Learn how traditional drilling works and why directional drilling may be a better choice for you below.

What's Wrong With Traditional Drilling?

Some types of construction projects can be difficult to complete, including utility line repairs. If the lines and pipes sit or travel beneath a large structure, such as an office complex or a building, it can be extremely difficult to access and repair them properly. 

Traditional drilling techniques require workers to dig vertically into the ground to repair underground lines. But in order for the vertical method to be successful, workers must disturb large piles of earth, rocks, and sediment to access the structures beneath the ground. The process can cause major problems for buildings sitting on or near the dig site, especially if the structures become unstable. 

Instead of using traditional drilling to repair your underground utility lines, try directional boring instead.

Why Is Directional Boring Better for You?

Directional boring is also known as horizontal directional drilling. It is one of the most advanced excavating techniques used in construction work today. With directional boring, construction workers don't need to dig vertically into the ground to reach or access underground lines. Workers can use directional boring to horizontally install or replace damaged utility lines. 

Construction workers may inspect the boring site for electrical lines and other hazards before they repair your utility lines. If the site contains hazardous conditions, workers may take steps to solve the issues before they move forward with the project.

If the site is safe enough to proceed with the project, workers will carefully access your utility lines. After they locate and access the lines, construction workers will insert a boring hole inside the original excavation site. The boring hole allows workers to insert new utility lines alongside the old lines. 

If construction workers find additional problems with your lines, they may offer to repair them for you. You can choose to complete the repairs all at once, or you may choose to wait until a later date to do so. 

You can repair your broken utility lines by contacting a construction company or contractor today.