Minimal Surface Disruption
Expert Residential & Commercial Underground Directional Drilling in the Greater Seattle AreaUnlike traditional underground utility installation that requires a large amount of trench-digging, directional drilling leaves the ground surface relatively undisturbed. This is especially attractive in busy urban areas with roads and sidewalks, and in homeowners’ yards with landscaping and walkways in place.
Lower Environmental Impact
When major ground disturbance is avoided, exposure of old, buried toxins is avoided. Replacement of landscaping is also avoided, which is especially important when permanent hardscaping features, large trees, and/or existing waterproofing and drainage is involved. Not having to discard and replace them helps the environment, and could save you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.
Less Exposure to Contaminants
Digging in cities poses a significant risk of bringing contaminants to the surface. Common contaminants in city soils include radon, petroleum products, pesticides, asbestos, lead and more. When contaminated soils are exposed, toxins can be carried by the wind, inhaled by people and animals, and potentially cause physical harm.
Directional drilling for water and sewer lines is much faster than traditional trenching methods, especially in larger jobs. Installing dozens or hundreds of feet of pipe takes far less time when a long trench doesn’t have to be dug, especially if some of the areas are located beneath concrete or asphalt.
Because most work is done underground, directional drilling also reduces the amount of permitting needed. We make sure all proper permits are in place, and all work is performed in compliance with city codes.
Because it takes less time, directional drilling is also less expensive than traditional pipe and cable installation methods. A smaller crew working less time equals lower labor cost, and some of our trenchless sewer repair jobs can be completed in less than a day. Also, since no landscaper is needed to repair all the areas trenching would have damaged, you keep more money in your pocket.