Directional Drilling
Directional Drilling Underground Installations

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Directional Drilling

Our pneumatic boring equipment ("Mole") produces straight, compacted holes for a variety of underground installations, without disturbing landscapes, driveways or normal traffic patterns.
Directional Drilling We have been using pneumatic boring tools for two types of service-line installations for many years. We currently use a 3-inch pneumatic piercing tool to install 1-inch diameter or 1 1/2 -inch diameter copper lines, or up to 2 inch diameter 200psi poly tubing, in both rural and urban locations.

We often use the "Mole" when we provide new water service to a rural customer. If the water main is on opposite side of the road from the customer, we use the "Mole" to pierce under the blacktop at a minimum depth of 4 1/2 feet for roughly 75 feet.

We could open-cut the two lane blacktop, but the costs are much greater than using the "Mole". By using the "Mole", we only have to dig two small holes. With open cutting, we would have to cut a 1-foot- to 2 foot wide trench, 5 feet deep all the way across the road. With the line in, we have to haul in sand, backfill, and base rock, and often have to come back and pave it.

The material costs vary from job to job, but the biggest cost is time. With the "Mole", we can do the job faster and with less intrusion to the surface ground. Open cutting often takes days, and those often are not consecutive days, so rescheduling of men and machines adds to cost.

The second type of installation in which we use the "Mole" rather than open-cut is in repairs. In any given year, we replace many water lines. For example, we were working in a location where the existing main was in an alleyway behind the homes. We relocated the new main to the street and in front of the homes. In this case, we took the responsibility of running the service lines from the main to the meter and from the meter to the homes themselves. We bored 6 feet deep under retaining walls, with average run lengths of 80 feet, to get to the new water main to the house. Once the "Mole" bored through, we attached a cable on the end of it and then reversed the "Mole" back to the launch hole. Then, we used the cable with a compression sleeve that hooks on to the end of the copper and pulled the copper through the hole. We could have used a small excavator and dug up the front yards, all the way up to the house. But then, we would have been responsible for replacing their sidewalks and lawns, making sure everything grew back, with the same trees, and same flowers. If we had open-cut, it would have been significantly more expensive with the replacement of landscapes and sidewalks.