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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]