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Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique that allows an operator to bore small diameter holes over great distances. The new...

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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....

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Education is an important point for trenchless technology companies, as the industry is still relatively new and growing. A no dig show...

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Borehole integrity is vital to the safety and success of a drilling project. There are several issues that can lead to borehole collapse...

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Direct indicators of an unstable borehole include the excess volume of drill cuttings, caving or heaving at the surface, cement required in...

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Analyzing the ground conditions is only a small part of successfully boring a tunnel. Using engineering skills as well as preparing the...

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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...

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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...

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


Horizontal Directional Drilling or HDD is a process of trenchlessly boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes using drill...

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Drilling deviations come in many forms. The 1st order lineal deviation includes vertical deviation (msVD) and horizontal deviation (msHD)....

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Uncased boring is similar to the cased method. However, instead of having a casing pushed into the hold made by the auger, there is nothing...

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Though trenchless construction eliminates excavation, the site selected for beginning the project should be where minimum disruption to...

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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...

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Horizontal auger boring uses a combination of jacking to push pipe casings into the soil and an auger to remove the spoil from the inside...

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

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,...