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The Better, Less Expensive, Safer, Faster Alternative

Horizontal Boring

Only a few decades ago, laying a pipeline or a utility run meant trenching. And that meant ripping, tearing, shredding anything that lay within the path of the run. There was simply no other way to get the job done.

But then horizontal boring technology was developed. And pioneering companies like West Texas Boring Company offered a better way to lay underground infrastructure from point A to point B.

Instead of destroying everything between points A and B in excavating a costly, time-consuming trench, the alternative is to bore beneath the surface. Simply slip underneath the surface at point A, and reemerge at point B. All points in between are left undamaged and undisturbed.

Massive Benefits

The benefits offered by horizontal boring are extensive. Compared to the alternative of trenching, horizontal boring enables:

  • Lower project costs
  • Deeper installations as needed
  • Shorter project completion times
  • Safety when digging underneath lines because of the use of transits and sonar technology to determine the precise clearance of all lines in the path
  • Minimal environmental disturbance
  • No disruption to infrastructure between entry and exit points
  • Faster project completion
  • Cheaper project completion in many situations
  • Minimal surface restoration requirements
  • Negligible contamination of soil along pipe runs

Unlimited Applications

Through the years, the technology behind horizontal boring has progressed rapidly. Today, horizontal runs of greater than a mile are possible, with bore diameters of up to 4 feet. As a result, the benefits of horizontal boring are valued by a wide range of industries.

Though traditionally utilized by the oil and gas industry, other uses for trenchless technology includes:

  • Telecommunications lines
  • Power conduits
  • Water lines
  • Sewer lines
  • Product pipelines
  • Environmental remediation

Our diverse inventory of equipment and reamers allows us to pull pipe ranging in diameters of 1” conduits to 42”steel casing in distances from 50 to 4,000’.

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