We recently received a call from a homeowner, who we were referred to by Eversource, that had their underground electric service fail. This particular property was ideal for utilizing Directional Drilling because of the numerous obstacles, and the huge restoration expense they would incur if open trenching was used.
The first concern was the customers electric service point of origin. It was located on the opposite side of their driveway, as well as the neighbors driveway and stone wall. The additional obstacle that we could see immediately was the 200 year old Oak tree in the center of the customers front yard. Combine two driveways, one stone wall, one 200 year old tree, one bluestone patio and a property with other extensive plantings, shrubs and landscaping, Directional Drilling and its non-evasive process was the only logical choice.
We were able to sit the drill out in the road adjacent to the service hand hole. With grade in our favor, we achieved the necessary burial depth immediately . We continued under the neighbors stone wall, the neighbors driveway, multiple shrubs and immaculate landscaping, one 200 year old tree and one bluestone patio. The ground conditions proved to be very difficult but we were rewarded for our tenacity with a completed pilot bore at our target location. We then attached our pipe and pulled it back through the hole we created.
The benefits for us and the customer as a result of using Directional Drilling were many on this project. At the end of the day, power was restored to the home. With our non-evasive approach combined with cutting edge technology, our experienced professionals were able to complete the job and the property required no restoration.