14th Annual Horizontal Directional Drilling Survey: Telecom, Energy Drive Market, But Is It Sustainable?

Riding The Wave
By Robert Carpenter, Editor | June 2012, Vol. 67 No. 6

Another contractor is afraid of “bad press caused by drilling before all other utilities are located, then causing spectacular accidents when another utility is hit.”

This respondent voiced a complaint that “cross bores continue to be a problem as municipalities will not locate sewers.” Said another contractor, “I think the biggest challenge in our area is getting other parties to mark their lines. Most of our time is spent finding other utilities rather than actually boring.”

“Everyone seems to bore deeper to avoid hitting existing utilities if they can’t find them. That doesn’t work anymore,” emphasized this contractor.