Trench-less Options Can Be Fast and Less Intrusive

We offer a couple of options when it comes to installing utilities without having to dig a trench and potentially disturb the property. Superior Underground is skilled and extremely knowledgeable about these technologies and can advise which option would be best for your situation.

Directional Drilling

Directional boring or horizontal directional drilling is also used in the installation of utility pipelines and conduits. A pilot borehole is drilled along a pre-determined bore path from the surface with minimum disturbance. Directional boring or horizontal directional drilling is a way to get utilities from one point to another without destroying the existing ground or obstacles that are in between the two points. Directional drilling goes above and beyond traditional trenching; connecting utilities and services in places that traditional trenching is impossible or not wanted. Utilities typically drilled include; Gas lines, water lines, sewer lines, the electrical conduit for cables such as fiber optics and power.

Pipe Bursting

This method of trenchless technology requires two holes at opposite ends of the pipe section deemed needing rehabilitation. Bursting can be used for repair or replacement of short or long sections of sewer pipe. A high strength cable is inserted into the existing pipe and then attached to a bursting head. The head along with the new pipe is then pulled through the existing sewer line, bursting away from the old pipe while it inserts a new pipe in its place. Pipe bursting gives us the option to save your driveway or landscaped yard! We can do most jobs in just two days!


For the best trench-less services in SW Washington and the Portland metropolitan area, give Superior Underground a call!