Thrust boring is one of the oldest and most basic forms of trenchless technology used for installing underground utilities. This technology is mainly used for installing small lengths of pipe up to approximately 30 metres. The thrust boring machine can be used to thrust in a variety of ground conditions from sand through to hard clays and it is an economical way of boring.
Why use thrust boring?
Above ground disturbance is minimal due to the use of just an entry and exit hole for the piercing tool to bore between, allowing reinstatement costs to be low. The pneumatic powered tools create a compact hole that allows installation of underground gas, water, cable, irrigation, fibre or electrical lines under yards, buildings, or streets with minimal disruption and minimal reinstatement.
This jacking and drilling technique is one of the most dependable and economical, particularly with a variety of ground conditions – including hard rock, wet soil and sand. This means it can be used above or below the groundwater table.
Thrust boring in Otago & Southland
KB Contractors offer thrust boring and a wide range of trenchless technology to help with the non-invasive installation of underground utilities. Available throughout Otago and Southland, email us today to discuss your project.