Thrust Boring 


Thrust Boring is a jacked and drilling method usually used in areas where there is a risk of ground collapse during the installation of pipes. Due to the fact that Thrust Boring can be used with a variety of ground conditions from hard rock to wet soil and sand, this jacking and drilling technique is one of the most dependable and economical. Using an auger with a cutting head equipped within the steel casing, this is attached to the front of the Thrust Bore machine in the entry pit. Thrust Boring allows pipes to be laid easily with finite accuracy over many other methods while evading disruption to traffic and the public. 

To see examples of our Thrust Boring projects, please click the link below

Guided Auger Boring 


Typical Applications:

  • Railways, roads, rivers and structures.
  • Pipes for gas, water, telecommunications, sewage, wires and more.
  • Can be used above or below the groundwater table. 


Allen Watson Limited

Offices at:
- Horsham, West Sussex
- Harlow, Essex
- Barnsley, South Yorkshire

01403 790772

Case Studies

The Allen Watson auger boring team were tasked with installing a 150mmØ VC pipe at Amlets Lane in Cranleigh using our 85v thrust Boring system.

Botley UTX
Installation of 660mmOD steel sleeve using GAB.155v Guided Auger boring equipment under a railway track at Botley, Southampton at a depth of 12m deep.

Mitcham - Timber Heading
Allen Watson Timber Heading crew were tasked with installing a heading for a sewer connection of 150mmØ Vitrified Clay drainage pipe for a length of 18m.

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