Trenchless Construction


Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method


Polyethylene pipes are virtually impervious to attack by moisture, water and soil, and are non-conductors of electricity. These are some of...

Cross-Boring Can Be Deadly: Avoid Tragedy with These Important Work Practices Cross-Boring Can Be Deadly: Avoid Tragedy with These Important Work Practices Cross-Boring Can Be Deadly: Avoid Tragedy with These Important Work Practices Cross-Boring Can Be Deadly: Avoid Tragedy with These Important Work Practices


A cross-bore can threaten not only the lives of your crew, but the lives of nearby people who've never even heard of cross-bores or...

How Loads Affect Buried Pipes How Loads Affect Buried Pipes How Loads Affect Buried Pipes How Loads Affect Buried Pipes


For pipes buried under the earth, the effect of load is not observable and is only evident at pipe failure that results in leakage, loss of...

A Brief History of Manholes and Why We Need Them A Brief History of Manholes and Why We Need Them A Brief History of Manholes and Why We Need Them A Brief History of Manholes and Why We Need Them


Manholes date back to the mid-19th century and still play an essential part in maintaining city sewage systems. They serve not only as...

4 Factors to Consider During Your Pipe Lining Project 4 Factors to Consider During Your Pipe Lining Project 4 Factors to Consider During Your Pipe Lining Project 4 Factors to Consider During Your Pipe Lining Project


Since its introduction in the early 1970s, CIPP lining has continuously evolved to become one of the most widely used forms of trenchless...

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...

Hydraulic Radius Explained: Sewer Design, Formulas and Perimeter Calculations Hydraulic Radius Explained: Sewer Design, Formulas and Perimeter Calculations Hydraulic Radius Explained: Sewer Design, Formulas and Perimeter Calculations Hydraulic Radius Explained: Sewer Design, Formulas and Perimeter Calculations


The hydraulic radius helps to determine how much water and sediment can flow through a channel. The higher the radius of a pipe, the larger...

Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation Why Trenchless Technology is a Perfect Fit for Fiber Optic Cable Installation


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

Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods Microtunneling Vs. Horizontal Directional Drilling: Understanding the Differences Between These Key Trenchless Methods


Horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling have become terms synonymous with trenchless technology. While both these methods can...

Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe


Your trenchless drill pipe is probably the most overworked part of your rig; it's abused, over-torqued and often bent in unintended ways....

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...

How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices How Trenchless Technology Improved Remediation Well and Water Well Digging Practices


The practice of using HDD for installing remediation wells began in the 1990s to counter the escalating costs of traditional remediation...

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...

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects Top 5 Challenges Faced By Trenchless Technology Projects


Trenchless technology has changed the face of the construction industry, but that does not mean that trenchless technology is flawless; it...

Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report Getting Technical: Information Required in a Geotechnical Investigation Report


Much importance has been attributed to geotechnical reports, primarily because of their ability to steer a project in the right direction,...

The True Cost of Trenchless Vs. Open Trench Sewer Repair The True Cost of Trenchless Vs. Open Trench Sewer Repair The True Cost of Trenchless Vs. Open Trench Sewer Repair The True Cost of Trenchless Vs. Open Trench Sewer Repair


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

4 Essential Considerations for Designing a Borehole 4 Essential Considerations for Designing a Borehole 4 Essential Considerations for Designing a Borehole 4 Essential Considerations for Designing a Borehole


An essential part of any drilling project is the planning stage. Project engineers must spend time designing boreholes to ensure project...

Thrust Boring for High-Risk Boring Projects Thrust Boring for High-Risk Boring Projects Thrust Boring for High-Risk Boring Projects Thrust Boring for High-Risk Boring Projects


Thrust boring works by cutting a pilot hole while thrusting a pipe sleeve in place. The sleeve acts as a stabilizer, making it an ideal...

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...