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Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods


Horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling have become terms synonymous with trenchless technology. While both these methods can lay pipelines, there are...

Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe


Your trenchless drill pipe is probably the most overworked part of your rig; it's abused, over-torqued and often bent in unintended ways. Even so, with a little care and...

The Difference Between Pneumatic and Static/Hydraulic Pipe Bursting


Pneumatic and hydraulic pipe bursting are both effective methods of trenchless pipe replacement, each with their own pros and cons. See what both have to offer.

Daylighting to Avoid Cross Bores


If there is any question as to whether or not a pipeline lies along the path of your planned bore, use daylighting to confirm. The time and effort to dig a hole for...

How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices


The practice of using HDD for installing remediation wells began in the 1990s to counter the escalating costs of traditional remediation methods such as soil excavation...

Why Trenchless Technology Improves Asset Management in Your Municipality


Asset management helps evaluate issues and take appropriate action before a failure can occur. Regular assessment and maintenance is a good option because asset...

The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know


Trenchless tunneling methods have literally changed the shape of laying and maintaining underground piping and utilities over the last 50 years. With this wide range of...

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects


Trenchless technology has changed the face of the construction industry, but that does not mean that trenchless technology is flawless; it has its share of challenges...

Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report


Much importance has been attributed to geotechnical reports, primarily because of their ability to steer a project in the right direction, whether it is the planning of...

The True Cost of Trenchless Vs. Open Trench Sewer Repair


Whenever a sewer rehabilitation project is undertaken, the primary consideration is usually the cost factor. There are two options available for undertaking a repair and...

4 Essential Considerations for Designing a Borehole


An essential part of any drilling project is the planning stage. Project engineers must spend time designing boreholes to ensure project success.

Thrust Boring for High-Risk Boring Projects


Thrust boring works by cutting a pilot hole while thrusting a pipe sleeve in place. The sleeve acts as a stabilizer, making it an ideal choice for high-risk projects.

How to Tell If Your Home Has Lead Pipes and How to Replace Them


Prior to the late 1970s, lead was common in water transportation pipes. While newer construction no longer employs this material, older homes may still be at risk.

Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects


Before you take the grand leap and say, “The labor costs for this project are X,” you must remember that you have to charge an hourly rate that includes all of the...

A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing


Since the 1950’s, fracture mechanics gained traction and has been proven to be an excellent resource in understanding the the formation and propagation of cracks.

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What advantages does jet cutting have over other trenchless methods?


Jet cutting, also known as hydro excavation, involves using pressurized water to move or remove a specified area of soil. High-pressure water is jetted from a...

When should I choose pipe ramming as my preferred trenchless method?


Pipe ramming is a trenchless construction technique used to install horizontal underground pipes, ducts, and culverts. This method involves using a ramming tool (which...

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