What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Trenchless construction methods like HDD have become popular due to the low impact it imposes on buildings and commuters, installing, as well as the environment, during...

Sewer benching design a worker descends into a maintenance hole.

There are key considerations to make when determining whether full or half benching is best for your project. Here are some important things to factor in.

HDD in tough conditions: rocky ground in the sunshine

Here's what you need to know about HDD in tough conditions: selecting the right drilling fluid and tools for the ground you encounter.

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...

An Overview of Robotic Pipe Repair

Robotic pipe repair is an essential part of oil companies’ pipeline maintenance. The technology, known as smart or intelligent pigs, monitor most lines. The sensors...

Locating Underground Utilities ground penetrating radar equipment is shown

This article takes an in-depth look at the advancements in science and technology that allow for the detection of subsurface elements. Methods of surveying and detecting...

HDPE pipe used in pipe bursting

Lessened impact on the surrounding environment and cost savings make pipe bursting an excellent choice for trenchless rehabilitation.

fluid loss control: a residential drilling project

Fluid loss control is a critical part of any drilling operation, here's what you need to look for and consider before you start.

A reamer used in HDD

Many trenchless drilling projects utilize reamers to help enlarge the pilot borehole. With proper reamer and fluid use, this method can help to stabilize the newly...

The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation

Vitrified clay pipe (VCP) has been in use since ancient Babylon. The material is abrasion-resistant and acidic erosion and corrosion-resistant. However, it has the...

CIPP in pressure pipe rehabilitation: a gas pipeline

CIPP Rehabilitation for Pressure Pipelines holds some key differences from CIPP used for regular pipelines. Read on to explore how they differ.

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Pipe inspection is an integral part of a trenchless project. Here's why the inspection is so important and the key elements to consider.

sewer repair a cutaway of a blocked pipe is shown

Sewer repair can be costly. Lines become clogged and damaged from tree root infiltration, the pouring of oil down drains and neglect.

Pits and Excavations in Trenchless construction

It all starts and ends with Pits and Excavations in a Trenchless Project. Here is an overview of the kinds of pits utilized in trenchless projects.

pipeing material pvc lifespan hdpe lifespan cipp lifespan lead pipe lifespan cast iron pipe lifespan

At one point, metal piping materials were the height of plumbing innovations. Then we learned some of the tried and true materials can do a lot of harm.


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,...