Auger boring was among the earliest of horizontal drilling technologies to be developed. But auger boring is still utilized widely because of the unique benefits it offers.
For operations where ground settlement is a concern – boring beneath roads, railroads, or levies, for example – auger boring is very popular. That’s because this boring technique minimizes the possibility of any surface settling over the length of the run, due to minimal over-cut and casing being installed as it is cut.
Other benefits making auger boring a popular choice includes: