Microtrenching is gaining popularity because it offers several advantages
over traditional techniques like trenching and drilling. Below are some of the
pros of Microtrenching.
1. Cost Effective
Microtrenching offers considerable cost savings owing to the following three factors:
a. Upfront cost of a Microtrencher is lower than the traditional trenching equipment like a directional drill. It can often be purchased as an attachment and used with an existing equipment (like Vermeer RX550 Ride-on tractor), resulting in considerable savings. Additionally, you do not need to invest in an ancillary equipment like an excavator to work with a microtrencher.
b. Since Microtrenching does not require tearing up large portions of ground, it is possible to cover more area with a smaller crew of installers, helping you save on the labor cost. The shallow depth of a microtrencher also means that it would not encounter tree roots and other existing utilities, making the overall installation process easier, efficient, and safer.
c. Unlike the traditional techniques, Microtrenching requires minimal excavation and produces much less spoil during the process. As a result, much less the material and effort are required to restore the worksite, bringing down the overall restoration cost.