mud reycycling: a shale shaker unit on a worksite is pictured

Why is mud recycling an important part of an HDD project? The major benefits are keeping costs down in a variety of ways and reducing environmental impact.

drill rig maintenance: a crew of workers inspect a rig

Each of the components of a drill rig must be considered individually in order to maintain it. Rigs, rods, bits and back reamers, fluid pumps and collectors all need to...

fiber optic installation

Trenchlessopedia asks, what are some of the challenges of a fiber optics installation and how does the industry solve those problems?

Hydrovac excavation safety

When planning a hydrovac excavation, it's important to keep safety top of mind. Here are the top five things you need to know.

Trenchless method

Choosing the wrong trenchless method means no matter what, your project will not be a success. Here's how to get it right, right from the start.


The most challenging part in the planning phase is land easement acquisition. Thanks to trenchless technology, land owners are more comfortable handing over their land...

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.

Understanding Important Geotechnical Information that Helps Guide Complex HDD Projects

Horizontal directional drilling has made many aspects of pipeline construction easier, but there’s a complex side of HDD that is often overlooked while admiring its...

Planning a Bore

Trenchless projects are conducted beneath the surface and rely heavily on previously collected data from municipalities and through soil and geotechnical investigations....

QUIZ: Think You’re A Pipeline Inspection Expert?

Take our quiz and test your knowledge to see how much you know about pipeline inspection.

Labor costs

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...

Drilling water bore or well on agricultural field for irrigation purposes

Drilling waste disposal is a significant part of the cost of any drilling job. Knowing the different options available can help planners determine what is best

cured-in-place pipe lining

Since its introduction in the early 1970s, CIPP lining has continuously evolved to become one of the most widely used forms of trenchless pipe rehabilitation.

concrete microtunneling pipes the basics of microtunneling projects explained by Trenchlesspedia

Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique that allows an operator to bore small diameter holes over great distances. The new pipelines are jacked in place...

trenchless construction planning

The planning of a trenchless project is similar to that of conventional projects, taking into account geotechnical investigation, project scope, safety plannin


What are some of the new trenchless technologies being used to minimize carbon emissions?

The construction industry has been in the spotlight forever when it comes to carbon emissions. Construction accounts for almost 1/3rd of global energy consumption, and...

What's the future of UV cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation?

Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) has become one of the most important technology trends in the field of trenchless pipe rehabilitation around the world.CIPP allows an in-situ...

Can you trust your tap water during self-isolation?

Yes, as per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). On its website, EPA states that:“The COVID-19...

What are the biggest risks involved with trenchless crossing installations?

Pipelines installed using trenchless crossing methods face many engineering and geological challenges. Trenchless crossings are frequently used to install pipelines...

When should I use slurry microtunneling on my trenchless project?

Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique used to construct small- to medium-sized tunnels. During the microtunneling process, a remote-controlled,...