Industry-Leading Installation Methods
Installing new pipe is at the heart of what we do every day at Midwest Mole. We use well-established methods like auger boring, pilot tube microtunneling, horizontal directional drilling (HDD), pipe ramming, and pipe jacking to meet the needs of any trenchless tunneling project.
Auger Boring / Pilot Tube / Pipe Ramming
Auger boring is a process of forming a horizontal bore by jacking the steel casing through the earth from a main shaft to a reception shaft. Soil is removed from inside the encasement by means of a rotating auger. An auger boring machine (ABM) bores through soil or rock with a cutting head and auger to install steel casing pipe.
Pipe Jacking / Tunneling / Micro-Tunneling
Pipe jacking or tunneling is a trenchless technology method that involves the installation of prefabricated pipes directly behind a shield or tunnel boring machine. The pipes are installed by using a hydraulic jacking force from the drive shaft, transmitted through a pipe-to-pipe interaction. Excavation is performed manually, such as hand mining, or mechanically with the use of a tunnel boring machine.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
Horizontal directional drilling is an installation method where the drill rig sits on top of the ground and a pilot rod is installed along the alignment. Once the pilot comes out on the other side, a reaming head is attached to the drill rods. Then the hole is enlarged until it’s big enough to pull in the new pipe or conduits.
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