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When I bought my house four years ago, I had envisioned an entirely different layout than what the house had. I knew that it would only be a matter of time before I began knocking out the walls I needed to expand the kitchen and master bedroom. I was pretty good at knocking out the walls, but it was the steps after that that I did not get accomplished as quickly as I would have liked. I decided to hire a general contractor to help me finish the projects that I had started. You can learn about my journey of home improvement failures on my website, so you can avoid the same awful mistakes that I had made.



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Why You Should Choose Directional Drilling For Residential Sewer Line Connections

by Alexis Bailey

When your Canadian home requires upgrading from a septic system to a municipal sewer line, there are a couple of reasons you should choose directional drilling when laying a new pipeline. Horizontal directional drilling of your home's sewer line is an alternative to trenching, and one that will help maintain the look and integrity of your landscape. It can also help you switch from septic to sewer faster and cheaper than if you use an excavating service to trench. So if you're interested in getting the job done with the best results, you need to know why directional drilling is the way to go for your residential sewer connection.

Undisturbed Terrain

Trenching a pipeline ends up removing grass, brush, trees, and flower beds. If you trench around a large tree, there will be disruption at the root level that can limit future growth or kill the tree completely. And if you have hardscaping, patios, or concrete walkways or driveways, a trench would mean total removal of a portion of the installation, with the need for replacement after the pipeline has been set.

Horizontal directional drilling uses boring technology that enters the ground at one point and exits at a distance, creating a diameter space large enough for any pipeline between the points. This creates the necessary outlet for sewer line connection without creating a trench, so the terrain that can sometimes reach hundreds of feet in distance doesn't need to be dug up and removed. When you opt for horizontal directional drilling instead of trenching for your sewer connection, you can maintain the look and integrity of all of your landscaping and hardscaping inclusions.

Optimal Processing

Horizontal directional drilling is not only better for your residential terrain, but the process has been optimized for faster pipe integration than trenching. This often means a pipeline for your sewer can be set at a lower cost than trenching, with the ability to connect to a municipal sewer system as soon as the pipe is installed within the bored terrain.

Directional drilling is the process that is preferred for pipeline integration under canals, roads, and lakes in commercial and infrastructure construction. So in residential applications, it can help with changes in land conditions and varying terrain, where trenching would require the use of different equipment and architectural planning. If your property includes irrigation systems, water bodies, or changes in soil composition, directional drilling will ensure a smooth transition from one point to the other.