Excavation


Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects Calculating Labor for Trenchless Projects


Before you take the grand leap and say, “The labor costs for this project are X,” you must remember that you have to charge an hourly rate...

An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation An Overview of Hydrovac Excavation


Imagine having the ability to remove soil above underground utility lines without damaging the underground lines through the use of...

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Jet cutting, also known as water jetting, uses a high-pressure pump to boost the volume of water, raise its pressure to hundreds of...

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Directional boring is a trenchless way to put drains and pipe into the ground that uses a directional bore between two access pits (one at...

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Building and installing a sewer requires planning, and now, there are several trenchless constructions methods that allow the installation...

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Construction traffic diversions are often needed during conventional trenching, however, during trenchless projects, traffic may or may not...

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When a blockage occurs, is it a line belly or channeling? Line belly cannot be repaired using trenchless methods, but channeling can....

Why Replace Conventional Trenching with Trenchless Technology? Why Replace Conventional Trenching with Trenchless Technology? Why Replace Conventional Trenching with Trenchless Technology? Why Replace Conventional Trenching with Trenchless Technology?


Trenchless rehabilitation is cheaper, less disruptive and requires less time to complete as opposed to conventional trenching projects,...

Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects


Different shoring options are available for trenchless construction projects including soldier pile and lagging, anchoring, soil nailing...

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...

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...

Ground Improvement Requirements When Working With Sandy Soil Ground Improvement Requirements When Working With Sandy Soil Ground Improvement Requirements When Working With Sandy Soil Ground Improvement Requirements When Working With Sandy Soil


Things to consider are how to deal with flooding issues, regulations concerning excavation and backfill of the site, and potential soil...

A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation A Look at Hydro Vacuum 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...

The View Underground: Ground Penetrating Radar The View Underground: Ground Penetrating Radar The View Underground: Ground Penetrating Radar The View Underground: Ground Penetrating Radar


Ground penetrating radar or (GPR) can save you thousands on a trenchless project, however, it cannot be relied upon by itself. Using it to...

The Science of Getting it Right: Locating Underground Utilities The Science of Getting it Right: Locating Underground Utilities The Science of Getting it Right: Locating Underground Utilities The Science of Getting it Right: Locating Underground Utilities


This article takes an in-depth look at the advancements in science and technology that allow for the detection of subsurface elements....

Planning a Microtunneling Project: What You Need to Know Before You Begin Planning a Microtunneling Project: What You Need to Know Before You Begin Planning a Microtunneling Project: What You Need to Know Before You Begin Planning a Microtunneling Project: What You Need to Know Before You Begin


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

A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling


The drill bit and its tooling practices have evolved to become a mainstay of modern drilling processes. Without these all-important tools,...