trenchless construction Articles

  • New York City Chooses Ductile Iron Pipe For First Pipe Bursting Project

    When the City of New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) determines a pipeline needs to be installed, any private utility using the City’s right-of-way, e.g. ConEd, Cable Vision, Key Span and Verizon, is responsible for the cost of relocating and supporting, if possible, any conflicting lines prior to or during construction. This cost can be extremely high since utility corridors are ...

  • 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 State ...


    By TT Technologies, Inc

  • Installation of Large Diameter Buried Pipes

    The ProblemThere is an ongoing need to provide designers, specifiers, engineers, consultants and students an overview and general understanding on the proper installation and rehabilitation of buried municipal and industrial pipelines to provide a long-lasting wastewater and potable water infrastructure that will serve future generations. Goals and ObjectiveMost buried ...

  • Australian-made technology renews Sydney's oldest sewers

    Like all large cities around the world, Sydney's major underground sewers are deteriorating through age and reaching the end of their service life. To succeed in its vision to be the lifestream of Sydney for generations to come, Sydney Water's active sewer renewals program needs to renew underground sewers beneath heavily populated and environmentally sensitive areas. One of Sydney Water's ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How bursting head technology is useful in sewer pipe replacement?

    If you are worried that replacing a sewer pipe is going to be a nightmare, let me put your mind at ease. Gone are the days when replacing a sewer pipe meant tearing up your home or the whole front yard. With the latest technology in trenchless sewer replacement, you can get your sewer pipe replaced without any major construction work. The technology that is used today is called ‘ ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Innovative research program on the renewal of aging water infrastructure systems

    The needs associated with the aging water infrastructure are immense and have been estimated at more than $1 trillion over the next 20 years for water and wastewater utilities. To meet this growing need, utilities require the use of innovative technologies and procedures for managing their systems. To help meet their needs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a research ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reasons to Choose Best Trenchless Pipe Bursting Repairing Equipment in Alameda, CA

    Keeping a home, nice, safe and clean may not be as simple as some homeowners may think. Even though the maintenance of the home is usually each family members responsibility and everyone can pitch in from time to time, there are times when the safety and cleanliness can be compromised by problems beyond their control. One of the more notable involves keeping the plumbing system in the home from ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Lafayette, LA Utilities - Case Study

    Challenge Get out in front of numerous accidents waiting to happen in the 696 miles of sanitary sewer in the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS), which serves 105,000. Solution Among other tasks in this large project, we helped LUS avoid a $300,000 rerouting of 1,000 feet of undersized mainline by instead bursting the 8-inch ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Squaw Valley Mutual Water Company - Case Study

    Something Old, Something New: New twist on trenchless shows promise for California water company’s ability to avoid costly permitting process Challenge Burst and remove 3,000 feet of galvanized steel transmission line without damaging the new replacement pipe being installed in the same pull. Solution We custom ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Manhole Relining in the Keystone State

    Manhole Relining in the Keystone State Mt. Carmel (Pa.) Board of Trustees Turns to Epoxy Lining to Save Failing Structures Exerpts from Trenchless Technology Magazine, September 2005 issue Given that estimates for the total amount of sanitary sewer pipes in the United States top 500,000 miles, it is easy to understand how sometimes manholes can be overlooked. But manholes are a big ...

  • Asset Management Applied to Trenchless Sewer Repair

    Patented trenchless sewer repair products were brought to the market in the 1970’s by well financed companies. These companies had the financial power to hire competent engineering staff and conduct the needed Research and Development as well as ensure quality installations. They also had the benefit and tradition of professional engineering involvement in public projects. Continued solid ...


    By Link-Pipe Inc.

  • Tunneling Under Austin, Protecting the Environment, and Preserving the Peace

    ABSTRACTFor over a decade, an existing 42-inch wastewater interceptor has plagued the Austin Water Utility (Utility) with higher than usual maintenance demands. Located in the Walnut Creek flow line, this interceptor is partially exposed with manholes rising several feet above the creek bed due to years of erosion. The interceptor suffers from external erosion and is victim to debris floating ...

  • A comparison of trenchless pipe bursting vs. conventional open cut methods for water and wastewater transmission mains

    ABSTRACT Over the last 15 years, new advances in trenchless technologies have emerged across Europe and are finding their way into the United States. One of the fastest growing methods involves pipe bursting of existing pipe and replacement with new larger diameter pipe. The existing pipe is shattered into small pieces and pushed into the surrounding soil. A new pipe of like or larger size is ...

  • 5 Pieces of equipment needed for the pipe bursting process

    Sewer pipe bursting looks a little bit like magic if you compare it to the traditional methods of sewer replacement. With the use of underground construction equipment, including directional boring equipment, sewer technicians are able to pull a new pipe through the old pipe without digging a hole into the top surface of the ground. The sewer pipe bursting method is the perfect pipe replacement ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • The role of robotics in the trenchless industry

    The official definition of a robot is “a machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control,” yet this does not really define the information and functions that the robots in the Trenchless Technology industry provide to engineers from local water authorities, municipalities and It can be argued that the first step towards what we know today as ‘robots’ was the use of tube ...


    By KATE PMO AG

  • Principles of Solids Control

    Although the use of drilling fluids within the HDD / trenchless industry is still relatively new, recent trends suggest that this standard is shifting as solids control is one of the most important phases in the drilling process. This shift is due to a growing awareness that drilling fluid maintenance and disposal can become exponential problems as they are both harmful to the environment and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • London Region Develops “Intelligent” Infrastructure for the HELP Clean Water Project

    For progressive municipalities, forward thinking about infrastructure can pay huge dividends down the road. In London region, the HELP Clean Water Funding Initiative (Huron-Elgin-London Project Clean Water) was started to create sustainable water supply for a major population hub in Ontario. The project has been 11 years in the making, with ...

  • What are the most common pipeline problems that can be fixed with pipe bursting equipment?

    Plumbing problems are among the most dreaded aspects of property ownership and for good reason– they are time-consuming and expensive. Luckily, trenchless pipe repair has taken the market by storm in recent years, making pipe repair easier, faster, and cleaner than ever. Pipe bursting is used to remediate a wide range of plumbing issues and TRIC Tools is a proud supplier of the equipment ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Superior voc protection for project situated on former railroad site case study

    Project: Smith Performing Arts Center Location: Las Vegas, NV Products: Liquid Boot Gas Vapor Mitigation System, GeoVent™ Gas Venting System, Ultraseal Waterproofing System Background: Vapor intrusion has become a significant environmental issue for regulators, industry leaders, and concerned residents nationwide. The ...


    By CETCO

  • How having the Right Pipe Bursting Equipment Can Boost Trenchless Repair Service Providers

    A Trenchless Repair for sewer pipes has been trending in parts of the country. It allows for pipes to be fixed or replaced without trenches being dug into the yard or landscape. It also allows the problem to be fixed without the mess of digging up existing structures such as; porches, driveways, sidewalks, and much more. It is important for business’s who advertise the Trenchless Repair to ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

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