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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.

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.

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...

The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation


At first, trenchless sewer rehabilitation sounds like the best of all possible worlds, but as with any technology there are strong points and drawbacks to understand.

Using CCTV to Inspect Pipes


Using CCTV is the next best thing to shrinking yourself down and actually walking through the pipes. Here we examine the technology and how it's used.

Assessing the Value of Life in a Trenchless Project


Assessing value of life is part of any risk management plan for trenchless projects. Determining if a project has too high a probability for loss of life is vital.

Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Jacking


Pipe jacking is very efficient and employs a full face machine, but it has its limitations. Learn everything and more about pipe jacking and its important role in...

An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation


Imagine having the ability to remove soil above underground utility lines without damaging the underground lines through the use of high-pressure water and vacuum...

Trenchless Technology Associations and Institutes in the U.S.


Check out this list of associations that deal with the implementation and advancement of trenchless technology, safety and material standards and peer-to-peer...

The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells


Drilling a well requires planning. You need to know where the well goes and if it will be enough to provide for your needs. Once location determined, the proper steps...

construction workers in pit utility tunneling method


Not all trenchless techniques prohibit workers from entering the excavation site. Utility tunneling is one of those trenchless methods that require workers to be inside...

pros and cons of trenchless trenchless pros and cons


There are many trenchless pipeline installation methods, like HDD, HAB, pipe ramming, and impact moling, however, these all come with their own pros and cons.

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