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open trench construction


Three viewpoints tell at least part of the tale on when trenchless technology may or may not be the right choice. Trenchless technology cannot be used for line belly but...

channeling vs line belly when trenchless repair can't be used


When a blockage occurs, is it a line belly or channeling? Line belly cannot be repaired using trenchless methods, but channeling can. Diagnosing the issue properly can...

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...

elon musk tunnel boring machine


The Elon Musk tunnel boring machine (TBM) is surprisingly a used one he named Godot, which is 14-feet in diameter and about 400-feet long. Godot is already working his...

preventing frozen pipes in the winter


'Prevention is better than cure' is an old and wise adage and it applies well to winter preparation and preventing frozen pipes. Locate outside hoses... insulate drain...

avoid a burst pipe


When you do experience a busted water pipe, there's a better option to digging up your yard to repair or replace it. Trenchless technology has an array of trenchless...

how to bid for a city contract


Bidding on a city project will require you to provide information on your budget, timeline and your contingency plan. You'll have to give realistic timeframes and budget...

avoid borehole collapse trenchless boring horizontal directional drilling auger boring


Borehole integrity is vital to the safety and success of a drilling project. There are several issues that can lead to borehole collapse like borehole narrowing,...

trenchless construction vs conventional trenching


Four studies claim the trenchless construction cost comparison vs traditional trenching is massive, saving cities and municipalities millions in rehabilitation projects...

Eric Wood invented trenchless technology. Who invented trenchless technology?


Trenchless technology, the method of subsurface construction requiring little or no continuous trenching, began in 1970. It was invented by Eric Wood

gas line how to tell if your gas lines need repair


A faulty gas line is nothing to mess with. When gas appliances are not putting off the same amount of heat or flame as they once did, it can be a leak. If your gas...

Avoid tunnel collapse


Analyzing the ground conditions is only a small part of successfully boring a tunnel. Using engineering skills as well as preparing the area is essential to maintaining...

An Overview of Sliplining


Sliplining is when workers insert a pipe within a damaged pipeline. The new plumbing is made of either polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyurethane (HDPE or PE), with PE the...

trenchless is best for historic towns Philadelphia


America's aging underground infrastructure isn't limited to major cities. and trenchless technology can help them. Historic towns, however, find a unique benefit in...

How Pigging Works in Trenchless Repair and Rehabilitation


There are 5 basic PIG models, utility, inspection, intelligent, gel and specialty PIGS in use in trenchless pigging, all of which are used to clean and inspect pipes....