What Does Trenchless Construction Mean?
Trenchless construction is a type of subsurface construction work that requires few trenches or no continuous trenches. It can be defined as "a family of methods, materials, and equipment capable of being used for the installation of new or replacement or rehabilitation of existing underground infrastructure with minimal disruption to surface traffic, business, and other activities." The purpose of these techniques is to minimize disruption to businesses, roads and communities while construction work is in progress and to eliminate the costs associated with excavating and backfilling. Trenchless construction is a rapidly evolving set of techniques, which are continuously improving in efficiency and effectiveness.