Trenchless Methods


Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions


Depending on the soil structure, a geological investigation provides information on which drill bits should be used for drilling in soft,...

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Fiber optic cable installation benefits from the use of trenchless technology. Direct burial and horizontal directional drilling techniques...

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The oil and gas industry is a significant customer of piping construction and repair contractors, and the availability of HDD trenchless...

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Whenever a sewer rehabilitation project is undertaken, the primary consideration is usually the cost factor. There are two options...

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If dewatering is not managed well, it can cause major problems and concerns for the project, leading to costly delays or even failure.

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Tuberculation in pipes occurs in cast iron plumbing resulting in a brown slime buildup on the interior of the line. Here's how to fix it.

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Oil and Gas Projects in 2020 are changing due to VR and trenchless technology. Here's how.

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With so many qualified engineers, contractors, inspectors, specialists and more looking for new opportunities, this is the perfect...

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Guidance systems are a crucial part of any trenchless project irrespective of the method employed. Excavating without a proper guidance...

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Take this quick quiz to help you gauge your understanding of robots, and learn some finer details with which you can test your coworker’s...

All About Potholing: What Utility Exposure Method Is Right for You? All About Potholing: What Utility Exposure Method Is Right for You? All About Potholing: What Utility Exposure Method Is Right for You? All About Potholing: What Utility Exposure Method Is Right for You?


If there isn't proper care while exposing utilities, there could be severe consequences that affect construction workers, end-users,...

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HDD is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and...

Hydro Excavation: Past, Present and Future Hydro Excavation: Past, Present and Future Hydro Excavation: Past, Present and Future Hydro Excavation: Past, Present and Future


Today, the hydro excavation industry is certainly mainstream in North America. It is no longer questioned as whether or not it should be...

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?


Trenchless construction methods like HDD have become popular due to the low impact it imposes on buildings and commuters, installing, as...

Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level


In order to continuously evaluate and place the horizontal wellbore in the optimal position, geosteering involves real-time use of logging...

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

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A faulty gas line is nothing to mess with. When gas appliances are not putting off the same amount of heat or flame as they once did, it...

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...

A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools


Both gyro and magnetic systems offer benefits for HDD operators, but the tracking ability of magnetic sensors makes them the most accurate...