Tunneling


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Advancements in trenchless technology have made underground pipe installation easier, faster and cheaper. Failing to plan can mean heavy...

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Knowing which method to use and when to use it for each circumstance requires a closer look at each technique.

Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering


Gyro and magnetic wireline steering are ways for operators to control the horizontal directional drilling project. Both have their benefits...

Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling


When comparing greenhouse gas emissions between pilot tube and hand tunneling trenchless methods, which method is most efficient for our...

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

Daylighting to Avoid Cross Bores Daylighting to Avoid Cross Bores Daylighting to Avoid Cross Bores 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...

The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know 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...

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The efficient modern tunnel boring machine (TBM) that smoothly slices through clay, rock and shale is a result of many failed attempts at...

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The Elon Musk tunnel boring machine (TBM) is surprisingly a used one he named Godot, which is 14-feet in diameter and about 400-feet long....

Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling


For trenchless projects, managers select one of three main drill rod categories, A-series, D-series, or O-series. A-series rods are made of...

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The simplest form of jet grouting consists of two nozzles diametrically opposite from each other just above the drilling tool. High...

Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling


Soil pressure is a measure of the tendency of the soil at the face of the excavation to collapse. It differs depending on the type of soil...

A Look at Hydro Excavation A Look at Hydro Excavation A Look at Hydro Excavation A Look at Hydro Excavation


A water jet that’s steered is an effective way of producing a tunnel that follows a project design path almost perfectly. Add suction to...

An Overview of Trenchless Tunneling An Overview of Trenchless Tunneling An Overview of Trenchless Tunneling An Overview of Trenchless Tunneling


Trenchless tunneling utilizes a variety of tunneling methods like microtunneling, Directional Drilling, Auger Boring, Moling, etc....