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 […]

Roadway Pipe Ram: Staggs Environmental Construction Handles Heavy Traffic

In the utility construction world, road crossings are some of the most common and often challenging projects for any contractor.  From traffic control to preserving the integrity of the roadway, contractors face a multitude of challenges anytime they attempt one of these projects. Recently, trenchless contractor Staggs Environmental Construction, Inc., (Staggs Environmental) Muscle Shoals, Alabama, […]

C.H. Nix Construction: Pipe Ramming in the Cowboy State

Soda ash is used in everything from the manufacture of glass to certain food additives and cooking ingredients. While mining soda ash or trona as it is referred to in its natural state, takes place in a range of locations throughout North America, as well as Turkey and Africa, it’s Wyoming that boasts some of […]

Just a Day in the Park: Total Trenchless Tackles Twin Casing Pipe Rams in Beautiful Banff

In North America there are few areas as beautiful and well-regarded as Banff National Park and Lake Louise in Canada. This majestic area of the Rocky Mountains is known for its amazing scenery, breath taking views, glacier-fed streams and lakes, as well as abundant wildlife. Approximately 80 miles west of Calgary, AB, the park is […]

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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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Directional Service South: Pipe Extraction in the Lone Star State!

More often than not, trenchless technology is leveraged for the installation of underground utilities, creating the least amount of surface disruption possible. But what happens when installed pipelines actually need to be removed? This situation occurs more than one would think and when it comes to directional drilling projects, the pneumatic pipe rammer can be […]