Directional boring is a pretty intimidating phrase to the average person, but it is not as difficult as it seems. Directional boring is a (relatively) thin drill digging into the ground and staying at a fairly shallow depth in order to create a skinny hole that is parallel to the ground which is minimally invasive to the earth. You may be wondering, what is the point of thin shallow holes running along the surface of the ground? Here are a few examples of when you’d need directional boring.
- Plumbing Pipelines: If you wanted to run a pipe underground then you would need to bore a hole that runs parallel and shallow to the surface of the ground. Directional boring can allow pipes to be laid underground.
- Hazardous Pipelines: Directional boring can also be used to create holes for more dangerous kinds of pipes. This can include oil pipelines, or environmental waste pipelines.
- Fiber Optic Cables: Fiber optic cables run underground and connect all kinds of places. Directional boring allows fiber optic cables to run long distances, because you no longer need to trench the cables in order to get them underground.
- Power Cables: Power cables are also able to run through the holes bored by directional boring. These cables can connect all kinds of things and buildings to the power grid, without worry about the elements hurting hanging cables.
Directional boring is an incredibly useful way to buy cords, pipes, and cables without disturbing the ground above it. If you have a need for directional boring, call a professional today!