Solid rock is often more straightforward than softer tunneling conditions. Since rock is consistent, Midwest Mole can design and fabricate the perfect tunneling machine for each project.
Using the geotechnical reports, we engineer the cutting head to fit the specific rock and then let the machine do the work. We use an auger bore with a disc-cutting rock head for smaller tunnels and TBMs for larger tunnels. The key factors to consider are the rock’s confined compressive strength and how abrasive it is.
Thanks to our ability to fabricate machines in-house, our relationships with tunneling equipment manufacturers, and new tunneling technology, Midwest Mole is the perfect fit for rock tunneling projects anywhere in the U.S.
Benefits of Rock Tunneling:
Timeless method that can tunnel without issue through solid rock
Ability to design and build machines to the specific application
Little to no disruption to surface, buildings, rail, or traffic
Often more consistent production compared to other ground conditions
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Are you interested in leveraging Midwest Mole's industry-best services for your project? Drop us a line with some basic information about the job, and we'll get back to you with a pricing estimate as soon as possible.