Trenchless Construction

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Impact moling is the original trenchless construction method. Here is how it works and why it is still being used all these years later.

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There are key considerations to make when determining whether full or half benching is best for your project. Here are some important...

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Here's what you need to know about HDD in tough conditions: selecting the right drilling fluid and tools for the ground you encounter.

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...

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

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Fluid loss control is a critical part of any drilling operation, here's what you need to look for and consider before you start.

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Many trenchless drilling projects utilize reamers to help enlarge the pilot borehole. With proper reamer and fluid use, this method can...

The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation


Vitrified clay pipe (VCP) has been in use since ancient Babylon. The material is abrasion-resistant and acidic erosion and...

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CIPP Rehabilitation for Pressure Pipelines holds some key differences from CIPP used for regular pipelines. Read on to explore how they...

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It all starts and ends with Pits and Excavations in a Trenchless Project. Here is an overview of the kinds of pits utilized in trenchless...

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At one point, metal piping materials were the height of plumbing innovations. Then we learned some of the tried and true materials can do...

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Each of the components of a drill rig must be considered individually in order to maintain it. Rigs, rods, bits and back reamers, fluid...

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When planning a hydrovac excavation, it's important to keep safety top of mind. Here are the top five things you need to know.

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Choosing the wrong trenchless method means no matter what, your project will not be a success. Here's how to get it right, right from the...

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The most challenging part in the planning phase is land easement acquisition. Thanks to trenchless technology, land owners are more...

Assessing the Value of Life in a Trenchless Project Assessing the Value of Life in a Trenchless Project Assessing the Value of Life in a Trenchless Project Assessing the Value of Life in a Trenchless Project


Assessing value of life is part of any risk management plan for trenchless projects. Determining if a project has too high a probability...

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Trenchless projects are conducted beneath the surface and rely heavily on previously collected data from municipalities and through soil...

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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...

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