Low Impact Excavation
Repair water lines & valves with minimal damage to driveways or gardens
Northern Utility Services is proud to provide low impact excavation options for any repair. With our compact directional drilling system and custom built trench boxes, NUS has the tools and experience to complete repairs with minimal damage, often only needing a 4ft x 5ft area to dig. Heavy duty mats can ensure that our excavators do minimal damage to grass yards.
Low impact methods do take more time and therefore will end up costing more than simply open trenching a new water line, however it often ends up being cheaper than re-paving a driveway and less hassle than reseeding a lawn or flower bed.
Northern Utility Services has invested in trenchless utility replacement, bringing small scale directional drilling to Alaska. By using a miniaturized directional drilling unit that can be easily set up in the bottom of a trench box, the drilling can be started at the desired depth within an excavated area of as little as 24 square feet.
Soil type can sometimes end up making low impact excavation impossible however. Sandy soil or a clay layer can often end up making low impact excavation impossible, and unfortunately it is unclear how the soil will behave before the excavation is started. However in most cases this is not an issue as much of the ground in Anchorage and the Mat-Su valley is easy to work with.