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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....

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.

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...

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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...

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...

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