"That was another reason that microtrenching was selected, because we were in and out at night. During the day, nobody knew we had been there," Corbin states. "I had business associates and friends of mine say, 'When are you coming down in front of our building?' and I would say, 'Well, we did that a week ago or two weeks ago.' They just didn't notice."
The project was started in November 2010 and completed in March. The restored pavement has held up well despite adverse conditions. "Since then, we've had a lot of rain and heavy traffic on all the roads and haven't seen a failure yet," says Corbin.
Moving on up
Since completing the initial microtrenching project, Slimlines Trenching has seen interest in the process from the other two telecommunications companies on the island. Corbin is also making plans to expand the company's services to traditional trenching from 4- to 12-inch widths and depths to 42 inches.
"Microtrenching led us into traditional trenching because we had enough people inquire with us as to what size trench we could do," says Corbin. "So we're expanding that way.