When you want to lay a pipe or install an electrical cable, you might hope for a simple job where you can dig a trench and insert the cable before covering up the trench. However, few jobs are that straightforward. Usually, you will face some difficulty before finishing the job. Perhaps, you must clear the ground before work can begin? Maybe, there is an obstacle in the ground. However, what steps can you take if there is an obstruction on the ground that you can't move out of the way? What can you do if the route for your pipeline runs straight through a hill or across a river? Maybe, you need to run a cable across a housing estate and can't consider demolishing all of the homes in the way?
Bringing in directional drilling services
Directional drilling is often the most practical solution when you must lay a cable or pipe but cannot disturb the ground between the entry and exit points for the pipe. Instead of cutting a long trench through the ground, directional drilling services will only need to mark out and dig two holes, one each for the entry and the exit of the pipe. Once these holes are in place, they can set the drill to cut a hole horizontally between those two points at the required depth. Since the drilling will take place below ground level, it does not matter what the ground surface may contain. You could be drilling under a river, a housing estate, or a forest. The principles involved would not change.
Are there any other reasons to use directional drilling services?
Avoiding obstacles is the most common reason to consider contacting directional drilling services, but sometimes there are other reasons that you might want to bring them to your site. You could be faced with an area that appears unobstructed, but which cannot be touched for other reasons. Maybe the land is an important wildlife habitat? Perhaps, the landowners are keen to avoid disrupting the appearance of the land because the landscape is naturally picturesque? With directional drilling services, you can install pipes and any other utilities without creating a mess or causing any harm to the environment. Above ground, everything will appear to be completely untouched, while hidden out of sight, the drilling will be cutting the path to connect the entry and exit points for the pipeline.
If you need directional drilling services, call a construction contractor in your area.