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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 […]

Ramming in the Great White North: LTL Directional Drilling Conquers Cold Weather & Collapsed Culverts

Culvert replacement can be a tricky proposition.  The existing culvert is usually in bad shape to begin with.  Add in weather, remote location and difficult site access and now you have the makings of a project that only a few contractors can tackle successfully.  LTL Directional Drilling, a division of LTL Group, Ontario, Canada, is […]

Pipe Ramming Texas Style: Pumpco, Inc. Defeats Tough Soils in the Lone Star State

With several large natural gas transmission pipeline projects underway, industry leading pipeline construction contractor Pumpco, Inc., Giddings, TX, has been busy installing gas pipeline throughout the United States.  The multi-facetted pipe contractor is well versed in a wide range of pipeline installation methods.  On a recent section of pipe in Southern Texas, near Big Bend […]

Pipe Ramming Proves Golden for HDD Project in Colorado: BTrenchless Beats the Bedrock

Pipe ramming and horizontal directional drilling may seem like an odd combination, but many times you can find the two trenchless methods on the same project, often being used in a most complimentary manner.  Over the years, the two methods have teamed up on countless pipeline installation projects for many different industries.  Recently pipe ramming […]