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What You Need to Know About Directional Boring


Pipelines are quite challenging to reach, as they are often located underwater, under highways, under railways, and in urban environments. An effective sewer line repair in Seattle, WA requires making changes to the sewer lines without interrupting the environment and the usual urban activities. 

Complete Trenchless has experience in using innovative methods, such as directional boring, for underground construction. We service the entire state of Washington. Read on to learn more about underground pipework.

Minimally Invasive Technology

Directional boring uses trenchless technology. This technology allows the installation of a pipeline underground without damaging the area above the borehole, a narrow hole drilled into the ground used in excavations. Other names for this technology are horizontal directional drilling (HDD), horizontal drilling, deviated drilling, and slant drilling. Horizontal directional drilling also is often done to to install pipelines and efficiently replace sewer lines in Seattle, WA.

Effective Alternative for Traditional Methods

This method is different from traditional trenching, as directional boring is quite versatile. It can connect and install utilities between two points without destroying existing obstacles. Meanwhile, conventional trenching can only be used when nothing is above ground. Directional boring also allows sewer pipe line repair in Seattle, WA under houses, roads, rivers, and sidewalks.

Deep Underground Connections

The first step in sewer line replacement in Seattle, WA is identifying the areas that need to be replaced. Afterwards, a borehole is created to help form a connection with the pipes underground. This also makes it easier to reach underground pipes while keeping the workers safe. Equipment is then used to enlarge the hole and cut through the soil. Boring technology can be used with replacement pipes that are made from a variety of materials. 

Need quick and efficient sewer repair services in Seattle, WA? Complete Trenchless can provide you with a non-invasive way to restore pipes in a timely manner. Contact us today to learn more about horizontal directional drilling and our various pipe repair services in the entire state of Washington.

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