Horizontal Directional Drilling

HDD Drilling Services

Directional-Boring-ExplainedWe-Bore-It is a nationwide company specializing in directional boring and trenching services for both commercial and residential customers. We are known for our great service, excellent customer support, and affordable prices. No matter where you are in the country, we very likely can support you – or we will find you someone who can!

When business and residential customers need to extend existing utilities, water, or install conduits through heavily congested areas, Directional Boring (also referred to at times as, boring, directional drilling, horizontal directional drilling) allows underground connections to be established without compromising historic landmarks, disrupting vehicle and pedestrian traffic or damaging the environment; all while requiring virtually no post-installation restoration.

Directional Boring is often referred to as “trenchless technology” utilizes special machines that install underground conduit with virtually no impact to the surface area, disruption to traffic flow, landscaping or structures. Conduit size typically ranges from 1″ poly or PVC to 12″. Larger diameter boring, rock boring or sleeving projects require larger equipment.

Directional Boring offers the best option for high traffic or sensitive areas without causing disruption to traffic flow, landscaping or structures. Once the crews have cleaned up the work location, it will look like they were never there.

Please call us 888-453-3039 to discuss your project with one of our friendly and professional team members or request a quote online.

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 of the project or if you like, we can turnkey the entire project for you. Working with We-Bore-It is like having your own underground construction department – on demand.

Service Quote

You can request a FREE quote online 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.

About Us

We-Bore-It has been providing directional boring and trenching services to the Cable, Telecommunications and Wireless industry since 1990. The company was founded with the idea of uniting multiple contracting companies under one umbrella company. After years in the industry, and valuable feedback from customers and partners it became clear that they wanted us to expand our operations from that of local to that of a regional or even nationwide operator. Our goal is to offer our residential and commercial 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.

Customers Who Use We-Bore-It

Often we are asked what kind of work do we perform and for whom have we worked? We-Bore-It runs thousands of projects and is well known for our ability to compliment our clients operations. Our customers are utility contractors, wireless phone service providers, Fortune 500 companies, residential home owners, government agencies, property developers, golf courses, landscaping firms, and more.

FAQ

What areas do you 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.

What kind of surfaces can you bore under?

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.

Can you bore in cold weather?

We-Bore-It can conduct directional boring and trenching operations in warm or cold weather. Cold and snow weather does 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.

What kind of restoration costs are associated with Directional 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.

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.

When should I use Directional Boring instead of 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.

I am not sure what type of materials I need or exactly how I want to lay out my project can you help?

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.

Are you a member of any industry recognized association?

We-Bore-It Directional Boring and Trenching is a member of the Power Communications and Contractors Association (PCCA). This association is concerned with the education, training and safety of member companies working in the construction of electric power facilities, including transmission and distribution lines, and the construction of telephone, fiber optic, and cable television systems. Additional references are available upon request and/or click here to read what other customer’s think of our services.

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.