Water Utility Uses HDD

Water Utility Uses HDD, Piercing Tools To Address Rehab Problems

“And if you believe that, I have some swampland in Florida for sale.” That saying has been around for years. The truth behind that saying makes Florida one of the most unique states when it comes to water utilities. One utility in particular, Florida Water Services, Orlando, the state’s largest privately owned water utility, provides […]

Levi Strauss Pipe

Levi Strauss: PIPE Bursting at the Seams

While infrastructure deterioration is often associated with municipalities, the problem does not stop there. Factories and plants around the country are facing the same problem. Their sewer systems have failed and need to be replaced. Many facilities built in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s are now in need of pipe rehabilitation. This problem creates many […]

Miller Driller Celebrates

Miller the Driller Celebrates 50 Years with His Biggest Pipe Ram Ever

Project Profile: The World’s biggest Pipe Ramming Tool 24-inch diameter, 10,5800 pound, Taurus Grundoram. Steel pipe – 66 inch dia., 3/4 inch thick, 20 foot sections, total 160 feet. Ram times ranged from 30 to 75 minutes per 20 foot section. Average weld times ran between 6 to 7 hours. The project took just twelve […]

Contractors Aim True

Contractor’s Aim is True with Trenchless Technology

Project Profile: Hoffman and Hoffman was started in 1976. Began using the Grundomat pneumatic boring tool in 1993. Aplington, IA – Electrical job – 12 bores under sidewalks, and streets up to 65 feet and 10 bores up to 85 feet in downtown. Waterloo, IA – hospital – 130 foot bore under parking lot completed […]

Big Trenchless Job Leave 01

Big Trenchless Job Leaves Little To Look At

Project Profile: Grundomat 110 ZSK 4 1/2-inch diameter piercing tool. Install 8 miles of 3 inch conduit to house broadband cable. Wallaga and crew needed to dig their launch & exit pits 30 inches deep to clear the base of the roots system. 15-30 foot bores, Grundomat 110 ZSK’s bore length topped 150 feet. Impressive […]

Winning Water War

WINNING THE WATER WAR: Pipe Bursting At The LA Department of Water and Power

Water is a valuable commodity. Just ask Mike Grahek, contract administrator at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pipeline Rehabilitation Group. Since 1994, the LADWP has spent an average of $40 million a year on rehabilitation of potable water linesÑapproximately $110,000 a day. With replacement of lines, the total soars to $80 million. […]