Directional Boring

Directional Boring Equipment In Operation

Directional Boring Equipment In Operation

When customers need to extend existing utilities or install conduits through heavily congested areas, directional boring is often their best option. Underground directional boring is referred to as “trenchless technology” because it utilizes special machines that install underground conduit with virtually no impact to the surface area, disruption to traffic flow, landscaping or structures. And it does this while requiring virtually no restoration after installation; once the crews have cleaned up the work location, it will look like they were never there.

Underground Boring Services

The following is just a sampling of the type of underground construction, directional boring and trenching projects that are completed everyday by We-Bore-It. Whether you have a small project, and just need to get under a driveway, or a larger scale project, we have the resources and experience to get it done for you. Our services are scalable, so no matter what type or size project you have, we can handle a particular component or turnkey the entire project for you. Working with We-Bore-It is like having your own underground construction department – on demand.

Where We Work

We-Bore-it is a nationwide contracting company that provides turnkey underground construction services. We-Bore-It crews are dispatched from throughout the country. All We-Bore-It contracting partners meet a stringent vetting and approval process before they are authorized to work for our company. Whether our crews are in-house, contracting partners, or a combination thereof, you can rest assured in knowing that We-Bore-It represents you the customer and your project. We are beholden to you our customer and until you sign off on the project we remain actively involved and engaged in all day to day operations.

Boring & Drilling Capabilities

We-Bore-It has successfully bored under roadways, driveways, building foundations, parking lots, railroads, runways, golf courses, densely wooded areas, ponds, tributaries, lakes, and rivers. Additionally We-Bore-It is known for boring in areas where others say they cannot. We bore through rock, sand, clay, bluffs, and more.

Is it possible to bore through rock and concrete?

We-Bore-It can perform rock boring operations by using larger and more powerful equipment to accomplish the project. However, due to the nature of rock boring, the larger specialized equipment and maintenance costs, boring in rocky or solid rock is more costly than in less dense surfaces such as soil, clay, sand, and gravel. All We-Bore-It quotes address the matter of rock boring and your Project Coordinator will work with you should it be determined that rock boring may be required.

Cold Weather Boring

Cold weather and snow pose unique challenges as it relates to identification of underground utilities and frost lines. Severely cold weather can prohibit (delay) operations but in most cases we deal mostly with additional time to transport and startup. Site preparation times may take longer and full restoration of frozen surface areas sometimes will require a follow up site visit in the spring. Learn more about our cold weather boring services.

Directional Boring vs. Open Trenching

Directional boring (horizontal drilling) is a very efficient method of getting into an area, setting up and commencing operations. Open Trenching depending on depth and local ordinances can require additional labor, planning, supervision, safety precautions, and restoration. Urban areas such as water crossings, high traffic areas, pedestrian traffic, railroad spurs, and airports are ideal for directional drilling. Rural areas with low vehicle and pedestrian traffic tend to be better suited for open trenching. Your We-Bore-It Project Coordinator will review your project with you and again after performing a site survey to best determine what options are available to you the customer.

Restoration Costs: Boring vs. Trenching

One of the many benefits of trenchless technology (Directional Boring) is that its impact to the surrounding area is very minimal. However, there are times when trenching is preferred method and as a result trench lines will need to be backfilled, compacted and restoration of surface areas such as lawns, wild grass, concrete, asphalt. Your We-Bore-It Project Coordinator will review these costs and where possible provide you with options to reduce restoration costs to you the customer.

Project Consulting & Guidance

We-Bore-It is much more than a underground directional drilling and trenching company, we can provide you with assistance in the areas of project consulting, engineering, project management, logistics, equipment, and in sourcing materials (i.e. HDPE, steel, ductile iron, PVC, cable vaults, pull boxes, etc.). We-Bore-It’s services are totally scalable, so we can be a component of your project plan or if you would like, we can turnkey your entire project.

At We-Bore-It, our goal is to offer customers a service that focuses on all their underground construction needs. We have achieved this by offering services in-house, and with resource balancing arrangements with trusted vendors, each of which is an expert in their area of responsibility and location. In short, if you have a project in our areas of coverage, the chances are very good that we have a team already in place and ready to make it happen for you.

The implementation, maintenance, and integrity of your project is our top priority. As a company our objective is to enhance customer relationships by proving ourselves everyday,and striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. When we send a crew to your location you can rest assured that they are experienced, trained, fully insured, and compliant with all state regulations.

You can request a FREE quote online from here. There is no obligation on your part. A dedicated We-Bore-It Project Coordinator will respond to your request and review the information you have submitted. If they have questions, they will contact you by phone and email. Typically you will receive a quote for your project in approximately one hour. Your Project Coordinator will email you the quote and follow up by phone to make sure you received it and answer any questions you may have at that time. Of course we stand by our guarantee, if we can’t do it we will find you someone who can.

Are there any hidden costs?

We-Bore-It prides itself on providing affordable and reliable services. Often times there are additional costs in addition to actual boring or trenching activities. There are times when “open cuts” must be made in roadways but these costs will be identified and calculated into our quote. When you receive a quote from We-Bore-It, it is a complete quote.

Directional Boring Beneath Driveway Concrete

Directional Boring Beneath Driveway Concrete

Underground Drilling & Trenching Construction Crew

Underground Drilling & Trenching Construction Crew


Customers Who Use We-Bore-It

  • Golf Course Builders
  • Private Home Owners
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Fortune 500 Companies (AT&T, Charter, Comcast, and others)
  • Local Government Municipalities
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Sewer and Water Contractorsv
  • Wireless Tower Operators & Contractors
  • Landscaping & Irrigation Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Builders & Property Management Companies
  • Historical Societies and more…