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Tech Forum Pneumatic Pipe Ramming: Basics and Beyond

The first and most common use for pipe ramming is casing installation.  With a variety of pipe ramming tool sizes available, pipe ramming can be effective for installing pipe with diameters between 4 and 80 inches.  But there have been plenty of projects that have gone beyond that range and ventured near 150 inches in […]

Utility Connections in Connecticut: Baltazar Contractors, Inc Proves Pipe Ramming Proficiency!

Utility contractors face some of the most challenging job site conditions and restrictions.  Baltazar Contractors, Inc., Ludlow, Mass., is used to taking on tough utility projects.  The multi-facetted contractor is experienced in deep utility installations, including large diameter pipe, manhole structures and more.  A recent project in Newington, CT put the Baltazar team to the […]

Trenchless Minimizes Disruption at O’Hare Airport: L.J. Keefe Co. Combine Guided Boring & Pipe Ramming

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Ill., is one of the world’s busiest airports, which made the use of trenchless technology the ideal choice for limiting disruption during a recent casing installation project.  As part of a modernization program, new, upgraded utilities are being installed at locations throughout the airport grounds.  The initial phase of the project […]

Culvert Ramming: LTL Directional Drilling Overcomes Roadblock during 96-inch Casing Installation

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has a very active bridge and culvert replacement and rehabilitation program.  With a variety of projects being bid throughout Ontario, contractors are looking for the most effective and efficient methods to facilitate casing and culvert installations.  Because the replacement of culverts usually happens under roadways or rail lines, […]