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Directional Drilling

Directional Drilling Renton

We provide directional drilling services to other plumbing companies in Renton.

Trusted Plumbing and Heating works with other plumbing professionals in Renton by providing directional drilling services. Directional drilling is the practice of drilling non-vertical bores. Oftentimes, it is used for underground pipe installation. These horizontal boring machines create pilot holes with drills and through this method, plumbers are able to avoid obstructions. From these pilot holes, new sewer lines can be established as well as examining pre-existing lines in order to find the root cause of the sewer problem. This trenchless method provides a relatively non-invasive option to repair or replace sewer piping.  

Directional Boring Renton

Directional boring is a type of directional drilling and it is a minimal-impact trenchless method of installing underground utilities. This can include conduits, cables, or pipes. It is also often called horizontal directional drilling. Because it can be used to avoid obstructions and resolve sewer issues with minimal impact, it comes with a significant environmental advantage over traditional cut and cover repair or installation methods.  

Benefits of directional boring include: 

  • Trenchless and minimally-invasive method for sewer repairs and installations 
  • Faster project completion  
  • Safer for the environment 
  • Avoiding ruin to buildings, hardscaping, and landscaping 
  • Noteworthy cost savings relative to traditional methods 

Drilling Horizontal Renton

Even though the terms directional boring and horizontal drilling are often used as synonyms, they are different in the sense of scale. The word “bore” implies a meaning of smaller-sized drilling bores with hundreds of feet of drilling. On the contrary, horizontal drilling implies the use of longer-sized bores of thousands of feet.  

Steps to horizontal drilling: 

  1. Drilling of pilot holes. First, a pilot hole needs to be created. In order to reach the underground sewer line or area where the line needs to be, a hole needs to be drilled. The boring machine is moved into place and drills into the ground horizontally.  
  1. The pilot hole is enlarged if a new line is necessary. A reamer is attached and pulled back to clear soil (and even rocks) so that the drilled area can be expanded. 
  1. A new line is inserted. The line is pulled through the opening that was drilled, and the ends of the line are then connected to complete the process.

This new method is less-invasive, is a time-saver, and cost-saver as well!

We issue directional drilling services to other companies in the Renton area. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call Trusted Plumbing and Heating today!