Pipe Boring in Philadelphia, PA and the Nearby Areas
Pipe boring is often called horizontal directional drilling or HDD. It has been used for years to install utilities without disturbing the ground or infrastructure above it. Traditionally a drilling rig bored a hole through the ground and then the drill pulled a new pipe back. The big drill rigs can drill out thousands of feet if needed. But those aren’t the typical needs of someone needing pipe boring in the Philadelphia, PA area. However, a new portable unit that can be set up inside a building to drill out has been a game-changer. Pipeshark owns that equipment and is certified in its operation.
We proudly serve the following areas:
- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
Pipe Boring Has Many Benefits
Directional pipe boring has several significant benefits, including a lower cost than other installation methods, faster completion times, less of an impact on the environment, a deeper installation pit, and more. There is minimal traffic disruption for most plumbing services that require pipe boring, allowing traffic and business to be conducted as usual.
New Directional Bore Machine Is a Game-Changer
A contractor in Montana had a clever idea. What if he combined the same guidance system of the big HDD equipment with shorter drills and a hydraulic power unit that could be broken into smaller components? He created a small horizontal directional drill that could be set up in a building to drill out to a target. It was originally designed for water services. With a transmitter in the drill head, the operator always knew exactly where and how deep the drill point was. He could then steer the head as needed to end up at the target. It does a great job for water services. However, since it had the ability to drill a hole on a constant slope, contractors who also have pipe bursting equipment can use that initial bore as a pilot hole for their cable. Then with their pipe bursting equipment pull the bursting head back with a new 4″ pipe for sewer and drain applications. This combination of technologies is going to be a major game-changer for our industry in the future. Pipeshark has it now.
Pipe Boring Can Be Used in Several Different Conditions
There are situations where pipe boring is the best solution. The first is where there is currently no piping existing because an existing pipe like a sewer or drain line can often be rehabbed or replaced easier using other trenchless technologies. The second is where the original line cannot be disturbed until the new utility line is installed and ready to go. An example is a water service whose flow cannot be interrupted. A second water service can be completely installed by pipe boring and then quickly switched over to the building supply at an agreed-upon time.
Looking for a trusted trenchless company that does pipe boring, pipe bursting, pipe coating, or pipe lining in Philadelphia, PA suburbs? Call Pipeshark. We will get the job done right the first time. Contact us today and experience a high-quality pipe service.
If you need any type of pipe boring for a pipe or telecommunications line installation, contact a service professional at Pipeshark today by calling 610-993-9300 to ask any questions that you may have or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.