A reliable way of ensuring the safety of conduit pipes in your home is installing them underground. However, this installation is not a walk in the park, especially if the pipes are to be laid after you've already built and furnished your home. It requires you to disrupt existing structures, and you could end up with costly repairs to deal with. This is why you should go for horizontal directional boring. It is a method of laying pipes underground along a pre-determined path on the surface. Horizontal directional boring can be used to lay a variety of conduit pipes in your home including sewer lines, power cable conduits, gas lines and telecommunication lines. Here are a few reasons you should go for horizontal directional drilling for conduit piping in your home:
With horizontal directional boring, the conduit pipes can be laid in curved or straight lines. Often, this is not possible when using traditional trenching methods. This means that the piping can conveniently avoid obstructions such as building foundations and other objects already in the ground. You overcome the limitations of traditional trenching methods where it is impossible to excavate and lay pipes underneath some structures.
Less Disruption of the Soil Structure
The traditional trenching technique requires the removal of heaps of soil before you can lay the conduit pipes. This is not the case when using horizontal directional boring. The working area in this method is limited to the point where the drill head enters and exits the ground. Horizontal directional boring leaves your garden clean and free from unappealing heaps of soil that ruin its aesthetics.
Suits All Ground Conditions
The condition of the soil can adversely affect work progress when you are laying underground pipes. Particularly, it is difficult to dig through the wet clayey soil in your garden with traditional trenching methods. You will need a pump to get rid of the water clogging the soil, which adds to the cost of laying the conduit pipes. It can also delay the work if you must wait for the soil to dry up a little. Thankfully, horizontal directional boring enables you to work in any soil conditions as the electrically powered drill head won't be affected by the waterlogged soil.
Little Disruption to the Flow of Traffic
With the horizontal directional boring method, you can lay underground pipes beneath a driveway and pedestrian paths without obstructing the flow of traffic. On the other hand, you will have to obstruct traffic or provide alternative access routes when using traditional trenching techniques.