Figure 1: depicts a sample water line installation. Using
a directional drilling machine, a new water line is installed from the
water shut-off valve outside the home into the basement. The machine drills
horizontally from the yard, to the depth of the water shutoff valve and
is directed with precision under the foundation to the desired location
under the basement floor. Once the drill head is guided to the desired
location and depth, a small section of the basement floor is removed.
The new water pipe is then pulled (using the drilling machine) from the
basement to the water shutoff valve.