MAXX HDD: Texas Trenchless Ingenuity Combining Trenchless Applications Puts Pipe in the Ground

The replacement and upgrading of a wide range of infrastructure by the oil and gas industry is a process that is happening all the time. In areas throughout the United States, energy utilities are working diligently to update or install new infrastructure at every level. To facilitate new services, mains, transmission pipelines and storage facilities, […]

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Static Pipe Bursting, The Perfect Approach: Roper Brothers Minimize Disruption at Golf Course

Static pipe bursting continues to be a popular trenchless choice throughout the United States and Canada. The method has become a mainstay for trenchless contractors and municipalities alike. The method’s versatility when it comes to utilizing a variety of product pipes along with its ability to upsize existing lines has made it a preferred trenchless […]

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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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Gas Main Extraction: Percussive Pipe Ramming Pulls (and Pushes) Its Weight

Pipe extraction is not a new process, but one that has been refined over the last 20 years. Through the combination of several techniques and tools, including pneumatic pipe rammers, contractors have become skilled at removing significant lengths of pipe from the ground. On a recent project in Ohio, a 12-inch diameter steel gas main […]

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Bursting in the Bay: Static Pipe Bursting Overcomes Difficult California Conditions

Trenchless technology is no stranger to difficult working conditions. Often, various trenchless methods are employed specifically because conditions are challenging both above ground and below ground too. That was the case on a recent project for a California bay area airport. An existing 15-inch VCP pipe sanitary sewer main serving the local municipal airport needed […]

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Basaraba’s Excavating and Dirt Works: Finding the Perfect Fit with Pipe Bursting in North Dakota

Brent Basaraba is a self-made man. A founding member if Basaraba’s Excavating and Dirt Works, LLC., Wilton, ND, it’s been hard work, perseverance and dedication that has taken him from the farm to the construction site to successful trenchless pipe bursting contractor. Now he’d argue that much of his success is a result of his […]