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The Hydraulic Fracturing Technique: Things You Should Know


Hydraulic fracturing technique uses hydraulic fluid with additives. This fluid affects the fracture orientation and length, which workers need to understand before...

Understanding the Differences Between Pigging and Robotic Pipe Inspection Methods


Pigging and robotic inspection have become important parts of trenchless operations, but before deciding, you need to make cost estimates in order to determine the most...

3 Essential Tips for Pressure Testing Your Ground Heat Exchanger System


A successful ground heat exchanger pressure test uses water not air to pressurize the line.

Testing In-Situ Stress: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters


Understanding the magnitude and nature of in-situ stresses is essential to help determine soil behavior and characteristics at the site location.

Carrying Out In-Situ Stress Measurements: Hydraulic Fracturing Vs. Overcoring Methods


Carrying out in-situ stress measurements can be accomplished by using either hydraulic fracturing or overcoring methods. Both offer a unique way to obtain vital data for...

Utility Tunneling Vs. Pipe Jacking Trenchless Construction Methods


Take a look at the utility tunneling and pipe jacking trenchless construction methods, and discover how their key differences play a crucial role in your decision.

Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019


We went to NASTT’s No-Dig Show 2019 to seek out trenchless engineers and underground infrastructure professionals to find out what new trenchless technology innovations...

Understanding Construction Emissions: What’s Causing Greenhouse Gases & How We Can Improve


Greenhouse gas emissions are a real concern for those in the construction industry. Understanding the cause can help planners choose the right method to reduce their...

How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology


As technology advances, geotechnical investigation methods are becoming more advanced and more effective. Here are 5 trends in geotechnical investigation that are...

Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation


Soil investigation, both intrusive and laboratory testing, can be a life-saver in terms of cost and time. These tests help the contractor to select the best tool to get...

The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use?


A geotechnical investigation is mostly done in an effort to identify the soils and ground conditions contractors will be working with. For this, soil sampling is a key...

Why a Detailed Geotechnical Report Means Success for Your Trenchless Project


A comprehensive geotechnical report is an all-important first step in the planning process to ensure that your trenchless project runs smoothly.

What Lies Beneath: The Top 3 Intrusive Site Investigation Methods


Intrusive site investigations provide a firsthand look at what's beneath the surface, and using these methods, one can gather information unobtainable with non-invasive...

The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals


Continuing education is a necessary part of keeping abreast of all the new technologies and procedures affecting the trenchless industry. Rapid growth and innovation...

The Dangers of Leaks in Slab-on-Grade Foundations: 5 Early Signs To Watch For


Cracks, leaks, bursts or other piping defects can often occur undetected in slab-on-grade foundations until physically manifesting on the surface of the slab. That's why...

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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...

How does a tunnel boring machine (TBM) control the subsidence of the ground above the trenchless installation?


Soil subsidence, also known as settlement, is defined as a downward vertical movement of the ground, generally caused by changes in stresses within the soil. Subsidence...

Are rheological properties important in the drilling fluid on HDD projects?


Yes, very important! The following is a basic explanation based on using what is known as The Bingham Plastic Model.Plastic Viscosity (PV), Yield Point (YP) and Gel...

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