The FlexBor is designed to virtually eliminate “frac-outs”/”inadvertent returns” that are often associated with horizontal directional drilling. In addition, the FlexBor reduces costs with time and expenses in most cases, by requiring one head to create the needed hole diameter and often shortening the length needed to install the product. The use of augers within allows for the cuttings to be removed mechanically and controlled with the assistance of air and/or water. The cuttings and down hole pressures are retained in casing while being carried to the surface.
With traditional trenchless installation’s there are often problems and concerns related to the environmental disruptions caused during drilling/boring (i.e. inadvertent release of drilling fluids into wetlands or inability to auger bore due to terrain). In addition, traditional methods such as horizontal directional drilling that is used to install a product with a required bend radius; length of drill can be vast in order to achieve such radius and with traditional auger boring, these bores are straight and provide installation for short distances only.