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Effectively Using Utility Detecting Devices


Science and technology have played an important role in making utility detection precise, efficient and easy to use. The importance of correct identification of...

3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late


Trenchless maintenance methods can be carried out in place at much lower cost and with much less impact on surrounding neighborhoods and the environment. But, how do you...

Why Reamers Are Important to Trenchless Boring, Plus Available Types of Reamers


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...

Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities


The risk associated with digging blindly can be dangerous or even fatal. Knowing the location of utility lines is very important prior to undertaking any new...

Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects


The choice of piping material often comes down to the lowest life cycle costs. But, this can vary depending on the trenchless method, the service of the piping, whether...

Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method


Polyethylene pipes are virtually impervious to attack by moisture, water and soil, and are non-conductors of electricity. These are some of the reasons it's so widely...

Your Comprehensive Guide to Condition Assessment of Buried Pipelines


Not only is a failed sewer system harmful for the environment, it is also expensive to rehabilitate. This is where condition assessment comes into play. Condition...

Cross-Boring Can Be Deadly: Avoid Tragedy with These Important Work Practices


A cross-bore can threaten not only the lives of your crew, but the lives of nearby people who've never even heard of cross-bores or trenchless technology or imagined...

How Loads Affect Buried Pipes


For pipes buried under the earth, the effect of load is not observable and is only evident at pipe failure that results in leakage, loss of flow or ground collapse. A...

A Brief History of Manholes and Why We Need Them


Manholes date back to the mid-19th century and still play an essential part in maintaining city sewage systems. They serve not only as maintenance access points, but...

4 Factors to Consider During Your Pipe Lining Project


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 and repair....

Soil Conditions and Auger Boring: 5 Things You Need to Know


Soil conditions can greatly affect your auger boring project. Be sure you carefully plan and you remember these tips when preparing for your project.

Hydraulic Radius Explained: Sewer Design, Formulas and Perimeter Calculations


The hydraulic radius helps to determine how much water and sediment can flow through a channel. The higher the radius of a pipe, the larger the volume of fluid the line...

Your Guide to Bypassing Sewers for Mechanical Spot Repair


Mechanical spot repairs do not often require a bypass to complete. However, on occasion, a sewer bypass may be necessary, and planning is the key to success.

Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation


Fiber optic cable installation benefits from the use of trenchless technology. Direct burial and horizontal directional drilling techniques bury lines quickly and...

Experts


When Should I Use Ground Freezing in Trenchless Construction?


Ground freezing, also known as artificial ground freezing, is a temporary soil stabilization technique typically used in the trenchless construction of underground...

How can I identify an inadvertent return and how can I fix it?


In the geotech surveys on most horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crossings, the soils being drilled are identified. So you can plan ahead with drilling programs best...

What is IR mitigation and what does it entail?


When drilling HDD bores, the measured depth is typically shallow at around 120 feet. A 3,500-foot underground crossing may pass under a river, road, sharp freeway or a...

What’s the difference between microtunneling vs. guided boring?


Microtunneling and guided boring are often erroneously used interchangeably in the construction industry. While both these trenchless boring methods may seem identical,...

What advantages does jet cutting have over other trenchless methods?


Jet cutting, also known as hydro excavation, involves using pressurized water to move or remove a specified area of soil. High-pressure water is jetted from a...

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