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History of Trenchless Technology

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TRIC Tools has all the trenchless pipe bursting equipment and accessories needed to replace pipes in a way that minimizes disruptions. But just how did "trenchless" anything become a thing? You may be surprised to learn that trenchless technology is hardly anything new. Continue reading to find out more about the history of no-dig solutions.

It Started with Agricultural

In 1970, British agricultural engineer Eric Wood needed to make a repair. An air duct above his mushroom beds couldn't be repaired easily the traditional way, so he came up with the concept of cured-in-place piping, or CIPP. Today, trenchless pipe repair equipment and supplies that include pipe liners and resin coatings allow this process to be used for sewer, water, and drain lines.

Old Underground Pipes Inspired Pipe Bursting

In the late 1970s, the United Kingdom was dealing with thousands of old, damaged cast iron pipes that needed to be replaced. In response to this problem, an engineering company came up with the concept of pipe bursting – the process of breaking up the old pipe and replacing it with a new one in the same space. Today, trenchless pipe bursting equipment and accessories allow this process to be applied to many different types of underground pipes.

Microtunneling and Other Trenchless Innovations

Initially used to install gravity sewer lines, microtunneling was developed in the early 1970s in Japan. It's a trenchless method primarily used to install underground lines in areas where there's unstable soil. A construction company in California is often given credit for developing a trenchless installation method known as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in the late 1970s.

Contact Us for Reliable Trenchless Supplies

Regardless of what type of trenchless technology you use for your projects, know that TRIC Tools has everything you need. Whether you're looking for trenchless pipe pullers for sale or other accessories or products that can be used for minimally invasive repair and replacement, we've got what you need.

Contact us today for more information about pipe bursting equipment for sale and other trenchless products we offer.

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