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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 […]

Roadway Pipe Ram: Staggs Environmental Construction Handles Heavy Traffic

In the utility construction world, road crossings are some of the most common and often challenging projects for any contractor.  From traffic control to preserving the integrity of the roadway, contractors face a multitude of challenges anytime they attempt one of these projects. Recently, trenchless contractor Staggs Environmental Construction, Inc., (Staggs Environmental) Muscle Shoals, Alabama, […]

C.H. Nix Construction: Pipe Ramming in the Cowboy State

Soda ash is used in everything from the manufacture of glass to certain food additives and cooking ingredients. While mining soda ash or trona as it is referred to in its natural state, takes place in a range of locations throughout North America, as well as Turkey and Africa, it’s Wyoming that boasts some of […]

Just a Day in the Park: Total Trenchless Tackles Twin Casing Pipe Rams in Beautiful Banff

In North America there are few areas as beautiful and well-regarded as Banff National Park and Lake Louise in Canada. This majestic area of the Rocky Mountains is known for its amazing scenery, breath taking views, glacier-fed streams and lakes, as well as abundant wildlife. Approximately 80 miles west of Calgary, AB, the park is […]

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, […]

Large Diameter Pipe Ram Leaves Highway Undisturbed in Edmonton, Alberta

Design engineers, with the help of contractors and equipment manufacturers, are pushing the limits on pipe size and drive lengths for pipe ramming projects.  Much care and planning are necessary for a project to be successful like one recently competed by In-Ling Contracting Ltd.  The project in Fort McMurray in Wandering River, Edmonton, Alberta installing […]