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Prevention Is Better Than Cure: How Remote Pipeline Inspections Save You Time and Money


Camera inspection methods are becoming popular with home and business owners because unlike conventional methods, camera inspections allow pipeline issues to be...

Inflow and Infiltration Effects on Sewage Systems


Failing to maintain the sewage system pipeline can cause inflow and infiltration into the system. With an increased amount of water in the lines, there is a danger of...

Understanding the 4 Stages of Site Investigation


Site investigation is an integral part of any construction project, and should be attributed as much significance as any other part of the project. It has four basic...

The Direct Pipe Method: Combining the Benefits of HDD and Microtunneling


Direct pipe is a hybrid method incorporating the benefits of HDD and microtunneling, while setting aside tedious, time-consuming processes associated with them. This...

Geotechnical Engineering Factors to Consider in Underground Pipeline Design and Installation


Installation methods, soil properties and conditions, external loads, and geotechnical hazards are some of the factors that engineers and contractors must consider...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Lifespan of Steel, Clay, HDPE, and PVC Pipes


Steel, clay, HDPE, and PVC pipes range in lifespans, which can be expanded based on maintenance. But not all are best for every trenchless project.

Why Reinforced Concrete Pipe Is Ideal for Pipe Jacking


The long service life of reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), its strength and durability, has made it an economical choice for contractors and asset owners.

The Importance of Tracer Wire Systems in Trenchless Technology


One way to ensure that pipelines are accurately detected is using tracer wires during installation so that they can be detected at a later date, either for geotechnical...

The 5 Best Pipe Joining Methods You Can Always Depend On


Each plumbing job requires the joining of lines at some point. Choosing the best pipe joining method depends not only on the fluid traveling through the pipelines but...

3 Reasons Slot Trenching Is the Preferred Excavation Method


Slot trenching is a more environmentally and worker-friendly way to lay new subterranean utility lines.

5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station


The mechanics of determining crack propagation is known as fracture mechanics. Using these skills at a drilling station can help mitigate many issues that cause borehole...

A Closer Look Into the Positive and Negative Effects on Trenchless Technology Industry Professionals From Steady HDD Market Growth


The horizontal directional drilling industry (HDD) has seen steady growth over the last few years. Understanding the sectors which use HDD and the complications...

Understanding How Ground Penetrating Radar Works


Ground penetrating radar is a handy tool to help keep workers from damaging underground utility lines. Advancements in technology offer a clearer picture of the buried...

Planning a Bore For a Trenchless project? Here Are 5 Important Factors to Consider


Trenchless projects are conducted beneath the surface and rely heavily on previously collected data from municipalities and through soil and geotechnical investigations....

How to Detect and Control Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion Problems in Sewer Pipes


The cost of hydrogen sulfide corrosion rehabilitation escalates when municipalities fail to undertake periodic inspections, and condition assessment of buried pipelines....

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How Does Ground Penetrating Radar Equipment Work?


Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive geophysical technique used to determine the cross-sectional profiles of subsurface geological features and objects...

Why Is the sequential excavation method (SEM) preferred where existing structures such as sewers or subways can't be relocated?


Tunneling near existing structures, such as sewers and subways, usually presents a number of challenges. As tunnel boring machines (TBM) advance through the intended...

What are the 7 steps involved in a standard sliplining procedure?


Sliplining is one of the oldest trenchless methods of rehabilitating existing underground pipelines. This technique involves inserting and installing a marginally...

Why is horizontal directional drilling better for the environment?


Horizontal directional drilling (HDD), also known as directional boring or horizontal earth boring, involves using a surface drilling rig to install underground pipes,...

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...

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