Replace, Remove & Repeat: Directional Service South Pulls Off Pipe Extractions in Texas

Much in the same way as Europe’s narrow streets, historic structures and aging infrastructure led to the rise of trenchless technologies like pipe bursting and horizontal boring, the long stretches of installed underground transmission lines has led to the development of new trenchless techniques, namely pipe extraction. The pipe extraction process is used to remove […]

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Getting the Lead Out! Triple E Water & Sewer Going Trenchless in St. Paul

While there are many issues facing the integrity of potable water, lead infrastructure continues to be a problem for water systems in many parts of the country, including the Midwest. Triple E Water and Sewer, LLC of Crystal, MN is putting its skill and capability toward replacing lead service lines in Minnesota’s capital city, St. […]

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Compact HDD Connects Old with New: Michels Corporation Updates Gas Service Lines in Minneapolis

Throughout Minnesota, and around Minneapolis specifically, natural gas service lines are being replaced. In most instances, decades-old lines are being replaced with new polyethylene lines. As the age of the service lines indicates, their location is often in the older, more established neighborhoods.  Of course, those are prime locations for trenchless technology. Michels Utility Services, […]

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Fibre-to-the-Home Brings Compact HDD to the Neighborhood: Next Level Directional Drilling Boring Ontario

Fibre optic cable installation work continues to be a hot topic throughout North America. In Canada, and specifically Ontario, several telcom providers are working diligently to bring fibre to the home and that means compact directional drills are becoming more frequently seen in neighborhoods across the province. The work has created demand for skilled directional […]

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WaterOne Overcomes Tight Working Conditions & Difficult Project Restraints with Pit-Launched HDD

Providing solutions for difficult projects is one of the hallmarks of trenchless technology and the advancement of the trenchless industry.  And sometimes that means looking beyond the familiar and trying something new.  When tasked with figuring out a way to reroute a PVC water line under a major intersection, water utility WaterOne, Lenexa, Kansas, was […]

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Trenchless to the Core! National Grid Combines Core-Keyhole with Mini-Directional Drilling

When it comes to leadership and pushing the boundaries of trenchless technologies, it’s hard to match the impact that the gas industry has on the usage and development of new tools and the acceptance of a variety of trenchless methods.  Gas utilities have been on the forefront of trenchless technology for decades, starting with live […]