The stakes are high for crews that work beneath the earth’s surface. When working on underground construction jobs, there is always a risk of striking a utility unless proper safety procedures are followed.
Residential areas, such as fenced yards, tight cul-de-sacs and intricate landscaping, don’t always have the space to maneuver large machinery.
Profitability on a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project hinges on a productive crew. And a key component of productivity and continuous performance is having the right equipment for the job.
Efficiency is king. When on a job, operators are highly focused on efficiency and productivity above all else. After all, the ROI of a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project can hinge on the speed of deployment, especially when turnaround is tight.
Rock is one of the most abundant geological matters covering the Earth’s surface and the most challenging ground condition facing underground construction operators.
Today’s vacuum excavation manufacturers are designing smarter and safer truck vacuum excavators to help owners and operators meet evolving federal, state and local regulations.
Advancements to compact walk-behind trenchers are creating new reasons for renters, landscapers and other green industry pros to use dedicated trenchers. Available in a variety of sizes, trenchers are efficient and effective digging machines for installing pipe and cable.
As underground networks continue to grow, the risk of striking an underground utility line is ever more present. In 2016, below-surface utilities were damaged 317,869 times, according to the Common Ground Alliance DIRT report.
All Terrain Technology vs. Mud Motors: Less Downhole Pressure Helps Retain Productivity, Profitability on HDD Jobsites
Tough terrains and hard-to-navigate underground construction jobsites are increasing the demand for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installations. When a project takes place along a highway or in a protected environment, boring under the ground is often the only solution.
The underground construction industry is continuously growing, especially as the trend towards residential fiber connectivity surges. And when thinking of the typical equipment needed for these underground installations, many different types of equipment are used for residential fiber. But, vacuum excavators also play an important role.