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