Trenchless Construction


Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities Identifying and Managing Dangers Associated with Subsurface Utilities


The risk associated with digging blindly can be dangerous or even fatal. Knowing the location of utility lines is very important prior to...

Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects


The choice of piping material often comes down to the lowest life cycle costs. But, this can vary depending on the trenchless method, the...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing


Since the 1950’s, fracture mechanics gained traction and has been proven to be an excellent resource in understanding the the formation and...

The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation The Essential Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation


At first, trenchless sewer rehabilitation sounds like the best of all possible worlds, but as with any technology there are strong points...

Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Jacking Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Jacking Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Jacking Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Jacking


Pipe jacking is very efficient and employs a full face machine, but it has its limitations. Learn everything and more about pipe jacking...

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...