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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...

Trenchless Rehabilitation Evaluation: How to Properly Inspect and Locate Damaged Pipelines


Trenchless technology makes it possible to use trenchless nondestructive inspection methods. This helps to isolate pipes that need repair, after which appropriate...

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...

Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe


Your trenchless drill pipe is probably the most overworked part of your rig; it's abused, over-torqued and often bent in unintended ways. Even so, with a little care and...

The Difference Between Pneumatic and Static/Hydraulic Pipe Bursting


Pneumatic and hydraulic pipe bursting are both effective methods of trenchless pipe replacement, each with their own pros and cons. See what both have to offer.

Daylighting to Avoid Cross Bores


If there is any question as to whether or not a pipeline lies along the path of your planned bore, use daylighting to confirm. The time and effort to dig a hole for...

How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices


The practice of using HDD for installing remediation wells began in the 1990s to counter the escalating costs of traditional remediation methods such as soil excavation...

Why Trenchless Technology Improves Asset Management in Your Municipality


Asset management helps evaluate issues and take appropriate action before a failure can occur. Regular assessment and maintenance is a good option because asset...

The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know


Trenchless tunneling methods have literally changed the shape of laying and maintaining underground piping and utilities over the last 50 years. With this wide range of...

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects


Trenchless technology has changed the face of the construction industry, but that does not mean that trenchless technology is flawless; it has its share of challenges...

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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...

When should I choose pipe ramming as my preferred trenchless method?


Pipe ramming is a trenchless construction technique used to install horizontal underground pipes, ducts, and culverts. This method involves using a ramming tool (which...

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