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Is a CIPP Liner The Right Fit for Your Trenchless Rehabilitation Project?


CIPP is a popular method of trenchless rehabilitation because there's minimal disruption of your yard, plus it often takes less time to complete than other traditional...

Bottom Hole Treatment Pressure: What It Means to Your Fracking Project


Bottom hole treating pressure, measured in the horizontal section of the well or at the bottom hole, must be sufficient enough to fracture the rock. But knowing the...

Half Bench Vs. Full Bench: Key Differences Between Common Manhole Benching Methods


While benching is an integral part of the manhole flooring process, half bench and full bench methods have subtle key differences you should know.

Spiral-Wound Pipe Liners: Why You Should Consider These for Your Next Trenchless Rehabilitation Project


Learn why contractors are realizing the constructability and environmental advantages of using spiral-wound liners and are now including them in their trenchless toolbox.

Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It


Horizontal auger boring uses a combination of jacking to push pipe casings into the soil and an auger to remove the spoil from the inside of the casings as they progress...

Pipe Ramming: 5 Methods Used in Horizontal Directional Drilling


Pipe ramming techniques for use during horizontal directional drilling include pullback assist and bore salvage, ending the need for extensive surface damage and costly...

The Equipment Behind Wastewater Management in Trenchless Technology


Trenchless technology equipment plays an essential role in the maintenance of wastewater management systems. Understanding the different techniques and equipment...

The Harmful Effects of Tree Root Infiltration on Potable Water Piping


Tree root infiltration can be a nightmare for many private and commercial property owners because they're difficult to detect and can also lead to costly repairs and...

Understanding Different Mechanical Wave Measurement Techniques and Why They're Studied


Mechanical waves are a non-destructive technique for gaining information about the underground conditions. Using carefully placed seismic sources and receivers,...

The Gas Lift Method Explained: 10 Things You Didn't Know But Should


The gas lift is a method that has been proven over many years of use and is widely accepted in the industry, plus it was developed in order to maximize oil production...

Why Proper Disposal of Used Drilling Fluid Should Be a Crucial Trenchless Planning Step


Every contractor should consider the environmental regulations regarding waste disposal prior to bidding, because today drilling waste management has become a major part...

An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction


Drilling fluid selection and management should start even before bidding on a job, as the quality of drilling mud can be the difference between the life and death of a...

NASTT Executive Director Michael Willmets On the Success of NASTT's Annual No-Dig Show


The annual NASTT No-Dig Show is highly regarded as one of the best events for trenchless technology, and trenchless professionals look forward to it each year.

Understanding Drilling Fluids Solids Control with Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs


Horizontal directional drilling fluid poses environmental problems if not disposed of properly. However, through the use of solids control mechanisms, the overall life...

Acu-Comms HDPE Pipe Conduit being installed by directional drilling in Perth, Western Australia


Drilling fluid keeps the system cool and helps maintain the borehole. These top drilling fluid mistakes can lead to costly damage and collapse boreholes.

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What Are the Best Trenchless Rehabilitation Procedures to Consider?


Many private and public sector organizations are turning to trenchless rehabilitation procedures to repair and maintain underground piping due to their numerous benefits...

What equipment has improved wastewater management?


Wastewater management involves the oversight of the processes and procedures used during the treatment of wastewater. This field ensures that contaminants are removed...

Why Is a steel casing pipe recommended for pipe ramming in the horizontal boring method?


Pipe ramming is a trenchless construction technique used to install underground utilities, pipes, ducts, conduits, and culverts. It involves using a pneumatic or...

What are the most common causes of residential water or sewer disruption?


Water and wastewater plumbing are some of the most crucial elements in any residential or commercial building. However, since these components are typically buried and...

What are the differences between a TBM and a MTBM?


Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and microtunnel boring machines (MTBMs) are used to construct underground tunnels and passages with circular cross-sections. They both use...

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