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Boring

Knowing the right equipment and materials to use is key to effective solids control in trenchless construction projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Horizontal directional drilling is a process of boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes without the use of conventional trenching.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Many trenchless drilling projects utilize reamers to help enlarge the pilot borehole. With proper reamer and fluid use, this method can help to stabilize the newly created hole.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Proper planning is paramount to a successful bore for a trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Microtunneling is an option for small diameter pipelines. This trenchless construction technique is excellent for pipes spanning long distances and have a rigid construction.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Staying on top of guided boring machine maintenance means less downtime, better results and happier clients.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
A microtunneling project typically includes data collection, core testing of soil and rock samples, and a geotechnical survey, but the most important factor to consider is the line and grade of the trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Horizontal direction drilling is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and infrastructures. Test your HDD knowledge now.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Uncased boring and cased boring methods are both still employed in trenchless construction, however, while the latter is safer, it may not always be possible to use in every project.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
While magnetic wireline steering is the go-to choice for most horizontal drilling project managers, it is not the only choice. Gyro steering is a secondary choice, which may be the optimal choice is certain drilling conditions.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
By using a pilot tube guided boring method, engineers can accurately place new pipelines with minimal disturbance to the surrounding soil.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Geotechnical Site Investigation

Part of the appeal of trenchless technology is the lessened environmental impact. Consider the possible results of any environmental inspection for your trenchless projects right from the start to ensure you are on the right side of regulatory obligations and compliance.
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The only way your project will be a success is by starting with the right trenchless method.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
There’s a complex side of HDD that is often overlooked while admiring its benefits.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The planning of a trenchless project is similar to that of conventional projects, taking into account geotechnical investigation, project scope, safety planning, deviation planning and contingency planning.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Knowing how to conduct stress measurement in rock mass, and which test to use is integral to your trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A geotechnical engineer is a key player on a trenchless construction site if you want to ensure the project goes according to plan.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A microtunneling project typically includes data collection, core testing of soil and rock samples, and a geotechnical survey, but the most important factor to consider is the line and grade of the trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Potholing is one of the most effective methods for determining utility location. The choice of potholing for your project depends on several factors including the required digging accuracy and the sensitivity of the utilities to be exposed.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
With ever-advancing technology, workers can accurately map underground utilities. By knowing where power, cable, and water lines reside, workers can more easily lay new lines and repair old ones.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
3D laser scanning allows pipeline operators and inspectors to make informed repair, rehabilitation, or replacement decisions based on measurable and quantifiable data.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Drone inspections are considerably less expensive than conventional fly-over inspection techniques for pipelines. Additionally, since drones can be operated from remote locations, they can be used to perform inspections in potentially hazardous environments.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Horizontal directional drilling and auger boring are two of the most frequently used methods of trenchless excavations. It’s important to understand their differences and choose the right method for your specific project needs.
HDD Pullback Design should be a key portion of your project planning. Consider critical components in a good pullback planning, importance of pullback planning, and possible risks of an oversight in a pullback design.
The rig components and machine mechanisms of a horizontal drilling rig work to create a more efficient, less disruptive drilling technique.
Horizontal directional drilling is a process of boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes without the use of conventional trenching.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling each have their own pros and cons. Here we review the major differences between the two methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Mud recycling can help keep costs down and reduce environmental concerns on your HDD projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Proper planning is paramount to a successful bore for a trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
There’s more to labor costs than the cost of labor. One must also include important factors such as taxes, benefits, and profit when calculating hourly rates.
Trenchless technology can make projects quicker and easier, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Here are the top challenges you need to consider for trenchless projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A complete bid includes not just a list of materials and costs. It also contains information about what you plan to do if things go wrong.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Soft, medium and hard ground structure requires different drill bits for effective drilling, for example, polycrystalline diamond compact bits are used for the hardest of rock-embedded soils.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Maintenance

Intelligent pigs used during robotic pipe repair eliminates the need for conventional trenching and reduces the crew needed to monitor or fix a pipeline.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Pipe bursting has many advantages over other pipe rehabilitation methods, including lessened impact of the site and cost savings.
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Avoid costly sewer repair. Corrosion, leaks and tuberculation in sewage pipelines can be mitigated by proper maintenance and trenchless rehabilitation.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Older plumbing materials included cast iron and lead. Since their inception research indicates health hazards associated with the materials. Newer materials are safer than before.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Knowing the challenges that a pipeline fiber optic installation faces is the first step to a successful project. Having the solutions ready to roll is the second.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Staying on top of guided boring machine maintenance means less downtime, better results and happier clients.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
The utility industry in Asia is perfectly suited to benefit from all the advantages trenchless technology offers.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Asia’s crumbling underground infrastructure and population density have made it the fastest-growing segment in the CIPP market.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Developing countries in Asia are among the world’s fastest-growing economies with millions being invested in infrastructure development every passing year. This fast-paced growth, however, is not matched by the same pace of improvement in sub-surface utility lines, especially in the water and sewer sector.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Corrosion is a serious problem plaguing the sewer system all over the world as old pipelines are ignored and in a state of deterioration and collapse.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Equipment failure occurring in HDD takes place due to the insufficient or improper use of pipe dope. Pipe dope ensures smooth attachment and removal of pipe connections, preventing damage to the tools.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer

Pipe Material

Older plumbing materials included cast iron and lead. Since their inception research indicates health hazards associated with the materials. Newer materials are safer than before.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
The unique strength of material, durability, and adaptability of ductile iron makes it the most reliable choice for water and wastewater pipelines. In addition to offering various engineering benefits, ductile iron pipes are also more energy-efficient and safer for the environment.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
In addition to rehabilitating existing pipes to their original intended structural function, Kevlar reinforced liners are capable of increasing the pressure rating of the existing piping network since the liners have their own pressure capacity. 
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Like cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) or sliplining, spiral-wound liners provide a structural lining solution for fully deteriorated pipelines with minimal site disruption.
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By: Ryan Shallenberger | Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Sekisui SPR
Steel, clay, plastic and composite pipes range in lifespans, which can be expanded based on maintenance. However, not all are best for every trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
CIPP is a cost-effective trenchless option for repairing faulty drinking water lines and networks without massive soil disruptions.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
CIPP protects against water contamination from lead and asbestos cement pipes, as well as providing a less invasive water main repair in neighborhoods.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Trenchless Construction

Pipe jacking and microtunneling are both trenchless techniques for installing pipes, they differ in several ways. Factors such as pipe diameter, installation length, project budget, access requirements, and surface disruption should be considered when deciding which technique to use.
Knowing the right equipment and materials to use is key to effective solids control in trenchless construction projects.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The process of pipe ramming is complex because it is not steerable, but often is very cost-effective.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Impact moling has remained a top trenchless method despite being invented over 50 years ago.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Picking the correct benching design is integral for optimal flow and hydraulic performance in sewers.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Ensuring you have the right mud and tools is even more essential to your project when it comes to running HDD in tough conditions.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Trenchless Methods

Pipe jacking and microtunneling are both trenchless techniques for installing pipes, they differ in several ways. Factors such as pipe diameter, installation length, project budget, access requirements, and surface disruption should be considered when deciding which technique to use.
Part of the appeal of trenchless technology is the lessened environmental impact. Consider the possible results of any environmental inspection for your trenchless projects right from the start to ensure you are on the right side of regulatory obligations and compliance.
Knowing the right equipment and materials to use is key to effective solids control in trenchless construction projects.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The process of pipe ramming is complex because it is not steerable, but often is very cost-effective.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Horizontal directional drilling is a process of boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes without the use of conventional trenching.
Read the Full Article
By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling each have their own pros and cons. Here we review the major differences between the two methods.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Intelligent pigs used during robotic pipe repair eliminates the need for conventional trenching and reduces the crew needed to monitor or fix a pipeline.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Pipe bursting has many advantages over other pipe rehabilitation methods, including lessened impact of the site and cost savings.

Trenchless Rehabilitation

The process of pipe ramming is complex because it is not steerable, but often is very cost-effective.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Intelligent pigs used during robotic pipe repair eliminates the need for conventional trenching and reduces the crew needed to monitor or fix a pipeline.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
While vitrified clay pipe is abrasion and corrosion resistant, it has the tendency to crack if proper settlement control procedures are not employed. VCP is seeing a rise in use for trenchless sewer replacement.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Key differences between CIPP Rehabilitation for Pressure Pipelines and for regular gravity-fed mains include application, materials and design.
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Avoid costly sewer repair. Corrosion, leaks and tuberculation in sewage pipelines can be mitigated by proper maintenance and trenchless rehabilitation.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Proper planning is paramount to a successful bore for a trenchless project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Video inspection technology has allowed contractors to gain necessary information to help decide between repair and replacement. If you’re a pipeline inspection contractor, you’ll easily relate to the benefits that this technology has brought.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
There’s more to labor costs than the cost of labor. One must also include important factors such as taxes, benefits, and profit when calculating hourly rates.

Trenchless Technology

Horizontal directional drilling and auger boring are two of the most frequently used methods of trenchless excavations. It’s important to understand their differences and choose the right method for your specific project needs.
The process of pipe ramming is complex because it is not steerable, but often is very cost-effective.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Picking the correct benching design is integral for optimal flow and hydraulic performance in sewers.
Read the Full Article
By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Intelligent pigs used during robotic pipe repair eliminates the need for conventional trenching and reduces the crew needed to monitor or fix a pipeline.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Avoid costly sewer repair. Corrosion, leaks and tuberculation in sewage pipelines can be mitigated by proper maintenance and trenchless rehabilitation.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Trenchless doesn’t mean no digging. Here’s a primer on the pits and excavations in a trenchless project you will need to be familiar with.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer

Tunneling

Microtunneling is an option for small diameter pipelines. This trenchless construction technique is excellent for pipes spanning long distances and have a rigid construction.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
A microtunneling project typically includes data collection, core testing of soil and rock samples, and a geotechnical survey, but the most important factor to consider is the line and grade of the trenchless project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Uncased boring and cased boring methods are both still employed in trenchless construction, however, while the latter is safer, it may not always be possible to use in every project.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
While magnetic wireline steering is the go-to choice for most horizontal drilling project managers, it is not the only choice. Gyro steering is a secondary choice, which may be the optimal choice is certain drilling conditions.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
The condition of the soil can add challenges to auger boring. Here’s what to keep in mind when planning an auger boring project.
A cross bore can has disastrous consequences. Daylighting is the most sure way to avoid the possibility of a cross bore.
There are many trenchless techniques to choose from, all with different advantages. Learn about different methods and what type of projects they’re used for.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
A typical tunnel boring machine (TBM) consists of one or more shields and associated supporting machinery. The front end of the shield supports a cutting wheel behind which is a chamber that may be a closed machine i.e. under pressure or an open machine i.e. exposed to the exterior.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
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. Godot is already working his way through underground Los Angeles.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
For trenchless projects, managers select one of three main steel rod categories, A-series, D-series, or O-series. Each is used for different projects.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Jet grouting is a trenchless technique that is enabling construction companies to stabilize underground soil conditions so that piping can be installed using standard trenchless construction techniques.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Drilling Equipment

Knowing the right equipment and materials to use is key to effective solids control in trenchless construction projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The rig components and machine mechanisms of a horizontal drilling rig work to create a more efficient, less disruptive drilling technique.
Ensuring you have the right mud and tools is even more essential to your project when it comes to running HDD in tough conditions.
Read the Full Article
By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Mud recycling can help keep costs down and reduce environmental concerns on your HDD projects.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Most people think of mud as something to be avoided, but mud (aka “drilling fluid”) is actually a critical component in drilling operations.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The mud engineer on any trenchless construction site has an integral role when it comes to the use of drilling fluids.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Equipment failure occurring in HDD takes place due to the insufficient or improper use of pipe dope. Pipe dope ensures smooth attachment and removal of pipe connections, preventing damage to the tools.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Horizontal direction drilling is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and infrastructures. Test your HDD knowledge now.
Read the Full Article
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Geosteering involves real-time use of logging tools such as logging while drilling (LWD) and measurement while drilling (MWD) to continually evaluate and place the horizontal wellbore in the optimal position.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Waste generation is the inevitable byproduct of every construction activity. The problem does not lie in the fact that waste is generated; the problem lies in the way it is managed.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
While magnetic wireline steering is the go-to choice for most horizontal drilling project managers, it is not the only choice. Gyro steering is a secondary choice, which may be the optimal choice is certain drilling conditions.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
It is very rare to have a project where there are no other underground installations already in place, some of which may be undocumented. Underground steering enables you to navigate past these obstacles.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Drilling Fluid

Preventing inadvertent returns starts with ensuring the proper pressure is maintained throughout your bore.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Knowing the right equipment and materials to use is key to effective solids control in trenchless construction projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Knowing about drilling mud disposal before your HDD project even begins sets you up for success.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Ensuring you have the right mud and tools is even more essential to your project when it comes to running HDD in tough conditions.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Fluid loss control and ensuring you are using the right mud mix are critical if you want to run a successful drilling project.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Mud recycling can help keep costs down and reduce environmental concerns on your HDD projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Drilling waste disposal is a significant cost consideration in any drilling job. Knowing the different options available can help planners determine what is the best and safest method for drilling waste management.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Most people think of mud as something to be avoided, but mud (aka “drilling fluid”) is actually a critical component in drilling operations.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The mud engineer on any trenchless construction site has an integral role when it comes to the use of drilling fluids.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Cuttings reinjection (CRI) technology is a disposal method that has proved to be a reliable option for managing drilling waste while complying with the most stringent regulations
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Horizontal direction drilling is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and infrastructures. Test your HDD knowledge now.
Read the Full Article
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Waste generation is the inevitable byproduct of every construction activity. The problem does not lie in the fact that waste is generated; the problem lies in the way it is managed.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer

Microtunnel Boring Machines

Pipe jacking and microtunneling are both trenchless techniques for installing pipes, they differ in several ways. Factors such as pipe diameter, installation length, project budget, access requirements, and surface disruption should be considered when deciding which technique to use.
For guidance systems to work properly they should be properly set up, calibrated, maintained in a controlled atmosphere, and checked periodically.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A microtunneling project typically includes data collection, core testing of soil and rock samples, and a geotechnical survey, but the most important factor to consider is the line and grade of the trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
One method that combines the innovation of trenchless technology and utilizes a small degree of trenching is the pipe express method.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The evolution of the drill bit and its tooling capabilities are unmasked in terms of its history, functionality, industry innovations, and challenges.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Trenchless technology encompasses various methods of cnstruction like microtunneling, auger boring, moling and horizontal directional drilling.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer

Tunnel Boring Machines

A microtunneling project typically includes data collection, core testing of soil and rock samples, and a geotechnical survey, but the most important factor to consider is the line and grade of the trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The evolution of the drill bit and its tooling capabilities are unmasked in terms of its history, functionality, industry innovations, and challenges.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Trenchless technology encompasses various methods of cnstruction like microtunneling, auger boring, moling and horizontal directional drilling.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer

Fracture Mechanics

Preventing inadvertent returns starts with ensuring the proper pressure is maintained throughout your bore.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Knowing how to conduct stress measurement in rock mass, and which test to use is integral to your trenchless project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Cuttings reinjection (CRI) technology is a disposal method that has proved to be a reliable option for managing drilling waste while complying with the most stringent regulations
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Effective and regular inspection of underground pipelines is essential in assessing existing corrosion protection measures and analyzing the effectiveness of rehabilitation methods.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
The question engineers must answer when designing and operating a fracking project, is what pressure of liquid is sufficient to fracture the rock. This pressure, as measured in the horizontal section of the well or at the bottom hole, is called the bottom hole treating pressure (BHTP).
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, you need to understand fracture orientation, fracture length and the hydraulic fluid used in the procedure.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Knowledge of in-situ stresses is crucial to understanding subsurface behavior, which is essential in the design and construction of underground structures and infrastructure.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Hydraulic fracturing and overcoring methods both provide data on in-situ stress measurements. The use of one or the other is important when planning trenchless construction projects.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Fracture mechanics is a complex study of crack propagation in rock and other solid materials. On a drilling site, understanding wellbore strength, fracture orientation, in-situ stress and rock mechanics is a must.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Loads must always be taken into consideration when placing pipelines. Learn about different types of loads and what you can do to counter them.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Studying fracture mechanics can help improve safety and cost factors for any pipeline project by choosing the right materials to ensure minimal environmental impact and financial loss.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer

Geotechnical Reporting

Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
There’s a complex side of HDD that is often overlooked while admiring its benefits.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The planning of a trenchless project is similar to that of conventional projects, taking into account geotechnical investigation, project scope, safety planning, deviation planning and contingency planning.
Read the Full Article
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
A geotechnical engineer is a key player on a trenchless construction site if you want to ensure the project goes according to plan.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A microtunneling project typically includes data collection, core testing of soil and rock samples, and a geotechnical survey, but the most important factor to consider is the line and grade of the trenchless project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Geosteering involves real-time use of logging tools such as logging while drilling (LWD) and measurement while drilling (MWD) to continually evaluate and place the horizontal wellbore in the optimal position.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
With ever-advancing technology, workers can accurately map underground utilities. By knowing where power, cable, and water lines reside, workers can more easily lay new lines and repair old ones.
Read the Full Article
By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
3D laser scanning allows pipeline operators and inspectors to make informed repair, rehabilitation, or replacement decisions based on measurable and quantifiable data.
Read the Full Article
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Drone inspections are considerably less expensive than conventional fly-over inspection techniques for pipelines. Additionally, since drones can be operated from remote locations, they can be used to perform inspections in potentially hazardous environments.
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The success of drilling and construction operations depend heavily on subterranean conditions and the presence of groundwater at the proposed site. Hydrogeologists must, therefore, be consulted as early as possible when formulating drilling plans and construction methodologies.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Through the use of trenchless technology equipment and methods, wastewater transportation remains intact and keeps contaminated water from entering the environment.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Ground Penetrating Radar

Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
With ever-advancing technology, workers can accurately map underground utilities. By knowing where power, cable, and water lines reside, workers can more easily lay new lines and repair old ones.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
GPR can help keep you out of trouble, but it won’t do so by itself. Use it to confirm the information you already know or suspect. Anything beyond that may be serendipity.

In-Situ Stress

Knowing how to conduct stress measurement in rock mass, and which test to use is integral to your trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
An upcoming innovative process referred to as pig-applied in-situ coating is an industry game changer. The process is unique in that pipeline pigs are used to clean & epoxy coat the full length of new and old pipelines.
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By: Sky Cato | Director of Operations for Internal Pipeline Solutions
When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, you need to understand fracture orientation, fracture length and the hydraulic fluid used in the procedure.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Pipe Penetrating Radar

Video inspection technology has allowed contractors to gain necessary information to help decide between repair and replacement. If you’re a pipeline inspection contractor, you’ll easily relate to the benefits that this technology has brought.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
With ever-advancing technology, workers can accurately map underground utilities. By knowing where power, cable, and water lines reside, workers can more easily lay new lines and repair old ones.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Safety

Knowing about drilling mud disposal before your HDD project even begins sets you up for success.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Every project has a risk assessment prior to beginning. Analysis of data provided by suppliers and project managers helps to determine the value of life and if the probability of loss of life is too high.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
The planning of a trenchless project is similar to that of conventional projects, taking into account geotechnical investigation, project scope, safety planning, deviation planning and contingency planning.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Trenchless technology can make projects quicker and easier, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Here are the top challenges you need to consider for trenchless projects.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Oil and Gas projects in 2020 are making use of virtual reality technology to improve the design of drilling projects, provide better training, and anticipate and resolve safety concerns.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Since COVID-19 is a health emergency, the unique challenge faced by all essential services is the social distancing required to prevent the virus from spreading. In such circumstances, to keep the essential utility services such as water, sewer, gas and electricity flowing uninterrupted is indeed an unprecedented challenge.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Most digging disasters are the result of inadequate assessment of existing underground utilities. It is, therefore, essential that contractors contact the relevant authorities before commencing digging operations.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
The vast need for trenchless rehabilitation of aging underground sewer network implies that bypass pumping is here to stay.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Sometimes frac-outs can happen near infrastructures such as highways and embankments. This can lead to damage to the structure by heaving or settlement.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Advances in engineering and computer science also mean advances in geotechnical investigations. These modern methods are making things easier (and more precise) for trenchless projects.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Soil

There’s a complex side of HDD that is often overlooked while admiring its benefits.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Soft, medium and hard ground structure requires different drill bits for effective drilling, for example, polycrystalline diamond compact bits are used for the hardest of rock-embedded soils.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
A geotechnical engineer is a key player on a trenchless construction site if you want to ensure the project goes according to plan.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Hydro excavation is no longer questioned as whether or not it should be used when working around underground facilities. It’s just done.
The success of drilling and construction operations depend heavily on subterranean conditions and the presence of groundwater at the proposed site. Hydrogeologists must, therefore, be consulted as early as possible when formulating drilling plans and construction methodologies.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
While trenchless construction projects can vary widely, qualified supervising personnel and efficient monitoring of surface and subsurface conditions form the basis of effective prevention techniques.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
The question engineers must answer when designing and operating a fracking project, is what pressure of liquid is sufficient to fracture the rock. This pressure, as measured in the horizontal section of the well or at the bottom hole, is called the bottom hole treating pressure (BHTP).
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Mechanical waves are used to map the underground conditions based on the way the waves behave as they travel through the earth. Nondestructive test methods like mechanical wave measurement provide engineers with detailed information at low cost.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Drilling fluid selection and management should start even before bidding on a job, as selecting the correct drilling fluid fluid plays a crucial role right from the beginning of a trenchless project to its completion.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Knowledge of in-situ stresses is crucial to understanding subsurface behavior, which is essential in the design and construction of underground structures and infrastructure.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Laboratory testing provides vital information needed to ensure the success of any trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Advances in engineering and computer science also mean advances in geotechnical investigations. These modern methods are making things easier (and more precise) for trenchless projects.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Testing Methods

There’s a complex side of HDD that is often overlooked while admiring its benefits.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Video inspection technology has allowed contractors to gain necessary information to help decide between repair and replacement. If you’re a pipeline inspection contractor, you’ll easily relate to the benefits that this technology has brought.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Knowing how to conduct stress measurement in rock mass, and which test to use is integral to your trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A geotechnical engineer is a key player on a trenchless construction site if you want to ensure the project goes according to plan.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Pay attention to the subtle signs around your home. If you see any gas-leak indicators, it’s time to call someone to inspect and repair the pipelines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Geotechnical investigation methods, such as directional core drilling, help determine physical properties of sub-surface soil and rock, but also helps engineers make the right decisions regarding the type of tools required to dig through the site in the most economical manner.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Sometimes frac-outs can happen near infrastructures such as highways and embankments. This can lead to damage to the structure by heaving or settlement.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Through the combined use of the Mohr-Coulomb and Mogi-Coulomb failure criterion and new technology, engineers can more adequately determine wellbore stability.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Knowledge of in-situ stresses is crucial to understanding subsurface behavior, which is essential in the design and construction of underground structures and infrastructure.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Laboratory testing provides vital information needed to ensure the success of any trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Advances in engineering and computer science also mean advances in geotechnical investigations. These modern methods are making things easier (and more precise) for trenchless projects.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
To stay ahead in the trenchless technology industry, you need to keep up with the latest trends. You need to take continuing education classes and attend informational seminars to gain as much information as possible.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Underground Utilities

Picking the correct benching design is integral for optimal flow and hydraulic performance in sewers.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
While hydrovac excavations are generally safer than other trenching/open cut methods, the safety of on-site personnel and the general public can be compromised if proper safety procedures are not implemented and followed.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
While trenchless construction methods are essentially trenchless, they do require shafts to be excavated in order to reach the required depth for tunneling. When water is encountered, the shaft has to be dewatered.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The COVID-19 pandemic is — in a way — paving the way for AI to be integrated in a more comprehensive manner in different industrial and technological sectors, such as trenchless technology. Incorporating AI is inevitable considering the vulnerability of human beings to sickness and the ensuing absence from work. But, can AI be effectively incorporated into the trenchless sector for pipeline risk assessment?
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Potholing is one of the most effective methods for determining utility location. The choice of potholing for your project depends on several factors including the required digging accuracy and the sensitivity of the utilities to be exposed.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Horizontal direction drilling is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and infrastructures. Test your HDD knowledge now.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
With ever-advancing technology, workers can accurately map underground utilities. By knowing where power, cable, and water lines reside, workers can more easily lay new lines and repair old ones.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Pay attention to the subtle signs around your home. If you see any gas-leak indicators, it’s time to call someone to inspect and repair the pipelines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Horizontal Auger Boring

Horizontal directional drilling and auger boring are two of the most frequently used methods of trenchless excavations. It’s important to understand their differences and choose the right method for your specific project needs.
Horizontal directional drilling is a process of boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes without the use of conventional trenching.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
The only way your project will be a success is by starting with the right trenchless method.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Proper planning is paramount to a successful bore for a trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
There’s more to labor costs than the cost of labor. One must also include important factors such as taxes, benefits, and profit when calculating hourly rates.
A complete bid includes not just a list of materials and costs. It also contains information about what you plan to do if things go wrong.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Environmental factors, technological improvements and regulatory pressure have all played a role in the shift towards Horizontal Directional Drilling and this trend seems likely to continue and grow for the foreseeable future.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
The mud engineer on any trenchless construction site has an integral role when it comes to the use of drilling fluids.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Horizontal direction drilling is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and infrastructures. Test your HDD knowledge now.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
While magnetic wireline steering is the go-to choice for most horizontal drilling project managers, it is not the only choice. Gyro steering is a secondary choice, which may be the optimal choice is certain drilling conditions.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Horizontal auger boring remains an effective and less expensive alternative to trenchless technology, however, it has its limitations.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Mechanical Spot Repair

Avoid costly sewer repair. Corrosion, leaks and tuberculation in sewage pipelines can be mitigated by proper maintenance and trenchless rehabilitation.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Pipeline inspection methods have improved over the years with the most recent and advantageous being the trenchless methods of intelligent pigging and robotic pipe inspection.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Knowing the early warning signs of sewer problems can help mitigate property damage and minimize the ensuing repair and restoration costs.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Condition assessment is vital for keeping pipes properly maintained, and allows for the discovery and repair of problems before they become serious.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Steel, clay, plastic and composite pipes range in lifespans, which can be expanded based on maintenance. However, not all are best for every trenchless project.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Pipe relining is a minimally invasive pipe repair method that allows property owners to keep aging or damaged pipes in place by slipping a new pipe within the existing one as long as its structurally sound.
Corrosion comes in many forms and without proper maintenance, pipelines can suffer tuberculation, channeling, cracks, leaks and rusty water flow.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
“Prevention is better than cure” is an old and wise adage and it applies well to winter preparation and preventing frozen pipes. These methods can help to prevent the problem, and trenchless can fix them if they occur.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The best way to repair a busted water pipe is to prevent it via these methods. If it does burst, trenchless rehabilitation may be able to help.
If you smell gas, the first thing to do is leave the premises and then contact emergency services. Trenchless inspection and repair is a cost-effective method of gas line repair.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Trenchless technology methods are fast and efficient ways to address line damage. New technologies arise every day that make it easier to “see” the cracks without digging up the lines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Pigging

Intelligent pigs used during robotic pipe repair eliminates the need for conventional trenching and reduces the crew needed to monitor or fix a pipeline.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Video inspection technology has allowed contractors to gain necessary information to help decide between repair and replacement. If you’re a pipeline inspection contractor, you’ll easily relate to the benefits that this technology has brought.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Light-weight, handy, user-friendly and flexible — robots have changed the way pipeline inspection is done. For detecting corrosion, blockage, pipe deformation and obstacles, and even to test and commission new pipelines, robots have become the perfect tools.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Pay attention to the subtle signs around your home. If you see any gas-leak indicators, it’s time to call someone to inspect and repair the pipelines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Pipe Inspection

Intelligent pigs used during robotic pipe repair eliminates the need for conventional trenching and reduces the crew needed to monitor or fix a pipeline.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Technology has made great strides in developing the means to locate underground cable networks and utilities including ground penetrating radar and remote sensing among others. These advancements make all the difference in allowing for a safe workplace and an efficient trenchless construction project.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
A good pipe inspection will take into account not just pipe materials, but ground conditions, the product being transported and utilize key testing methods.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Video inspection technology has allowed contractors to gain necessary information to help decide between repair and replacement. If you’re a pipeline inspection contractor, you’ll easily relate to the benefits that this technology has brought.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Corrosion is a serious problem plaguing the sewer system all over the world as old pipelines are ignored and in a state of deterioration and collapse.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The COVID-19 pandemic is — in a way — paving the way for AI to be integrated in a more comprehensive manner in different industrial and technological sectors, such as trenchless technology. Incorporating AI is inevitable considering the vulnerability of human beings to sickness and the ensuing absence from work. But, can AI be effectively incorporated into the trenchless sector for pipeline risk assessment?
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Light-weight, handy, user-friendly and flexible — robots have changed the way pipeline inspection is done. For detecting corrosion, blockage, pipe deformation and obstacles, and even to test and commission new pipelines, robots have become the perfect tools.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
3D laser scanning allows pipeline operators and inspectors to make informed repair, rehabilitation, or replacement decisions based on measurable and quantifiable data.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Drone inspections are considerably less expensive than conventional fly-over inspection techniques for pipelines. Additionally, since drones can be operated from remote locations, they can be used to perform inspections in potentially hazardous environments.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Pay attention to the subtle signs around your home. If you see any gas-leak indicators, it’s time to call someone to inspect and repair the pipelines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Trenchless pipeline removal is a method used to remove decommissioned pipelines with little to no trenching (or excavation).
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer

Spot Leaks

Pay attention to the subtle signs around your home. If you see any gas-leak indicators, it’s time to call someone to inspect and repair the pipelines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Early detection of leaks in a slab-on-grade foundation can help preserve a building’s structural integrity as well as minimize costly repairs.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
In contrast to conventional methods, camera inspections allow pipeline issues to be precisely diagnosed with little to no destruction to the surrounding landscape.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
It’s vital to be able to identify when a pipe is experiencing too much stress and is likely to fail. Use these three effective ways to detect hoop stress in a pipe’s wall before it’s too late.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
If you smell gas, the first thing to do is leave the premises and then contact emergency services. Trenchless inspection and repair is a cost-effective method of gas line repair.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia

Cured-in-Place Pipe

Key differences between CIPP Rehabilitation for Pressure Pipelines and for regular gravity-fed mains include application, materials and design.
Older plumbing materials included cast iron and lead. Since their inception research indicates health hazards associated with the materials. Newer materials are safer than before.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Careful assessment and analysis of the site and properties of the host pipe can help ensure the success of a given CIPP installation project.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
There are many factors that determine the true cost of a sewer repair project, and one must take everything into account when deciding whether to use trenchless or open trench methods.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The utility industry in Asia is perfectly suited to benefit from all the advantages trenchless technology offers.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Asia’s crumbling underground infrastructure and population density have made it the fastest-growing segment in the CIPP market.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Pay attention to the subtle signs around your home. If you see any gas-leak indicators, it’s time to call someone to inspect and repair the pipelines.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
While CIPP is a useful procedure and works to correct most minor leakage problems, it isn’t right for every project.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
If you want to know what innovations to look forward to in trenchless technology this year, just ask an expert.
Surprisingly hydrogen sulfide corrosion can reduce the effective service life of a sewer pipeline to less than half the lifespan it was designed for.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Steel, clay, HDPE, and PVC pipes range in lifespans, which can be expanded based on maintenance. But not all are best for every trenchless project.

Excavation

HDD Pullback Design should be a key portion of your project planning. Consider critical components in a good pullback planning, importance of pullback planning, and possible risks of an oversight in a pullback design.
Ensuring you have the right mud and tools is even more essential to your project when it comes to running HDD in tough conditions.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Trenchless doesn’t mean no digging. Here’s a primer on the pits and excavations in a trenchless project you will need to be familiar with.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
While hydrovac excavations are generally safer than other trenching/open cut methods, the safety of on-site personnel and the general public can be compromised if proper safety procedures are not implemented and followed.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
There’s more to labor costs than the cost of labor. One must also include important factors such as taxes, benefits, and profit when calculating hourly rates.
While trenchless construction methods are essentially trenchless, they do require shafts to be excavated in order to reach the required depth for tunneling. When water is encountered, the shaft has to be dewatered.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
While dewatering is a common process in the construction industry, it is an operation that requires careful planning. The right pumping equipment can reduce dewatering time, ensure pump longevity, and minimize construction costs.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Microtunneling can be done on a straight drive or a curved drive. However; curved drives are more complicated than a straight drive and require special guidance systems to correctly steer the cutter head.
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By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
The COVID-19 pandemic is — in a way — paving the way for AI to be integrated in a more comprehensive manner in different industrial and technological sectors, such as trenchless technology. Incorporating AI is inevitable considering the vulnerability of human beings to sickness and the ensuing absence from work. But, can AI be effectively incorporated into the trenchless sector for pipeline risk assessment?
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
India has made giant strides in the technological and industrial sectors. As a developing country with one of the world’s largest population, India has many needs. Those needs present opportunities to advance and innovate.
Read the Full Article
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Potholing is one of the most effective methods for determining utility location. The choice of potholing for your project depends on several factors including the required digging accuracy and the sensitivity of the utilities to be exposed.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Hydro excavation is no longer questioned as whether or not it should be used when working around underground facilities. It’s just done.

Installation

Impact moling has remained a top trenchless method despite being invented over 50 years ago.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Horizontal directional drilling is a process of boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes without the use of conventional trenching.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Picking the correct benching design is integral for optimal flow and hydraulic performance in sewers.
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By: Phil Kendon | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
While vitrified clay pipe is abrasion and corrosion resistant, it has the tendency to crack if proper settlement control procedures are not employed. VCP is seeing a rise in use for trenchless sewer replacement.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
Knowing the challenges that a pipeline fiber optic installation faces is the first step to a successful project. Having the solutions ready to roll is the second.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
While hydrovac excavations are generally safer than other trenching/open cut methods, the safety of on-site personnel and the general public can be compromised if proper safety procedures are not implemented and followed.
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By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Microtunneling is an option for small diameter pipelines. This trenchless construction technique is excellent for pipes spanning long distances and have a rigid construction.
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By: Denise Sullivan | Technical Writer @ Trenchlesspedia
The planning of a trenchless project is similar to that of conventional projects, taking into account geotechnical investigation, project scope,