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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 […]

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 […]

Fibre-to-the-Home Brings Compact HDD to the Neighborhood: Next Level Directional Drilling Boring Ontario

Fibre optic cable installation work continues to be a hot topic throughout North America. In Canada, and specifically Ontario, several telcom providers are working diligently to bring fibre to the home and that means compact directional drills are becoming more frequently seen in neighborhoods across the province. The work has created demand for skilled directional […]

WaterOne Overcomes Tight Working Conditions & Difficult Project Restraints with Pit-Launched HDD

Providing solutions for difficult projects is one of the hallmarks of trenchless technology and the advancement of the trenchless industry.  And sometimes that means looking beyond the familiar and trying something new.  When tasked with figuring out a way to reroute a PVC water line under a major intersection, water utility WaterOne, Lenexa, Kansas, was […]

Laney Directional Drilling Uses Percussive Force to Extract 60-year-old Pipe from Under the Colorado River

Pneumatic pipe ramming continues to be utilized in a wide range of applications, both for primary pipe installation and as a method to help facilitate the installation or removal of other pipes or products.  The advancement of pipe ramming continues to develop into new applications with innovative ideas and techniques for achieving trenchless outcomes on […]

HDD Contractor Profile: Calumet City Plumbing

The HDD Edge: Making the Most of Directional Drilling Services Calumet City Plumbing, Calumet City, Illinois, began as a small, family-owned business.  According to president Mike Giglio, the company can trace its roots right back to the family’s kitchen table. He said, “It’s a second generation business.  My father started it.  It was a typical […]