For most of its history, the trenchless pipe relining and inspection market has centered on gravity sewer pipes. That seems quite natural, considering the fact that the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) process — the forerunner of trenchless relining — was engineered specifically for gravity sewers.
Spray-Applied Structural Lining Proves Its True Worth and Properties as Part of an Unusual Manhole Rehabilitation Demonstration
Mishawaka occupies one of the busiest intersections in “America’s Crossroads,” making it an ideal location for transporting people and goods across the nation and home to a diverse population of more than 50,000.
Cleaning sewers with jetter trucks is a basic task of sewer maintenance departments around the world — so basic that it can be taken for granted and treated as just another chore.
When Eastern Missouri Industries, a leading construction contractor and utility installation company, was tasked to install thousands of feet of water, sewer and other utility service lines for a privately owned and operated Luxury Christian Summer Camp in Patterson, Mo. — a remote part of the state — it went to Vermeer Sales and Service M.I. Inc. (Vermeer Midwest) for assistance to find a rock drilling solution to complete the job.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) began providing water to the Las Vegas Valley in 1954. Over the years, the City’s water delivery system has grown to more than 4,500 miles of pipeline, 350,000 service connections and a reservoir system capable of storing more than 900 million gals of water.
Boring a small tunnel in hard rock is never an easy task, but when the rock is 28,000 psi UCS, the term “hard” doesn’t begin to cut it. That was the obstacle facing Virginia-based trenchless contractor Kruckenberg Service Co. at a set of utility bores for new sewer lines in Ashburn, Va., in late 2013.
Building now to plan for the needs of its population to 2030, York County, S.C., decided to install a new, large diameter, six-mile-long water main, part of which was run under the Catawba River. After a severe drought during summer 2007, a study found that the existing infrastructure within the York County Eastern Water System was inadequate to meet peak demands and would require more reliance on water supply from another utility.
For 72 consecutive years, Gabe’s Construction Co. has maintained the focus embedded by founder Jacob Gabrielse on being a company driven by serving others. Be it the original farmers they installed field tiles for in the 1940s, the gas utilities and water and sewer districts of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the fiber-optic telecommunication carriers since the 1980s, or the oil and gas pipeline companies, electrical utilities and Distributed Antenna System providers of the 2000s and 2010s, that focus has remained steadfast.
Driveways had been one of the more frustrating obstacles Lewis Spradlin faced during 22 years of experience installing propane services. Spradlin, co-owner of D&D Gas in Jacksonville, Fla., explained, “Sometimes I’d end up having to put a line all the way around a house because I couldn’t get under the driveway with my excavator.”
The success of a recent water main replacement in Moorhead, Minn., backed by positive readings from a digital pressure and pullback monitor, helped change some minds about restrained-joint PVC pipe’s resilience in static pipe bursting applications.
There are more than 1 million miles of water mains in North America today, providing residential and commercial users with the water they need each day.