Understanding Corrosion in Water Pipelines: A Guide for Pipeline Designers


Road Bore

Last updated: October 23, 2017

What Does Road Bore Mean?

This is a channel, hole or road cut constructed under roads by using cost-effective techniques such as boring and drilling to facilitate the installation of underground transportation utilities.

It is a construction element that boosts the installation of pipeline and underground systems for easy and secure transportation of products without demolishing present structures or disrupting the surrounding.


Corrosionpedia Explains Road Bore

Underground systems are used in pipeline and communication industries to reach out to a particular region. The presence of structures and vandalism makes it hard for it to be transported from one place to another. Therefore, developing solutions like a road bore helps a lot in solving this transportation problem.

The road bore construction is a process of planning, budgeting, pricing, technology and execution. It entails the drilling and enlarging of channels under roads for pipeline and underground systems installations. The most cost-effective boring technology is the trenchless technique. A road bore can go up to 250m depending on the method or technology applied.

Below are some of the techniques used to produce road bores:

  • Micro-tunneling
  • Pipe Jacking/Tunneling
  • Auger Boring
  • Pipe Bursting
  • Horizontal drilling /directional drilling
  • Open trenching
  • Slick Boring
  • Guided Pilot Boring
  • Pipe Ramming

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