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   Trenchless Technology Explained

Trenchless Technology is a collective phrase describing the many different methods of installing or replacing underground pipes and conduits without the need to dig long open trenches. The different methods of installing subterranean pipes without digging a trench are all similar in theory, but due to considerations such as the type ground being drilled, the diameter of the bore and the length of the completed pipe or conduit, there is no overall preferred method.


Genseed Underground Services Ltd have the equipment and experience to provide the most suitable method of trench free drilling for the application, whether it's replacing sewage or water pipes, laying conduit or new pipe work beneath a garden, cricket ground, motorway or river. Below is a brief explanation of some of the more common trenchless technologies.
If you're not sure which is best for you, contact us on 01245 381024 or email us.


Directional Drilling is a steerable 'trenchless' method of placing underground pipes and conduits for utility and telecommunication cables (etc.) with minimal impact on the environment. Directional drilling, also called 'directional boring' or 'horizontal directional drilling' (HDD) is used where digging trenches or other ground excavation is not possible and is ideal for laying pipes or cables spanning roads, motorways and rivers. Directional drilling is also ideal where digging extensive trenches is not desirable, for example through a park or garden as if offers minimal environmental impact.


Pipe Ramming is another method of trenchless installation of steel pipes and other casings and is particularly suited to shallow pipe installations under roads or railways. This method can be used for the installation of large diameter pipes (up to 1500mm in diameter) and over distances of up to 70m (230 ft). Each section of pipe is pneumatically 'hammered' horizontally through the ground and subsequent sections are welded into position to complete the desired length. Once the span is complete, the debris within the pipe is extracted by an auger, by flushing, or pneumatically.


Guided Auger Boring or Auger Drilling is a method of no dig drilling which utilises an auger to extract the debris from the hole. This works in exactly the same way as a common drill bit used for boring holes in wood or metal, where the helical shaft feeds the debris along and eventually out of the hole as the bit rotates, only on a much larger scale. The concept dates back to the 3rd century BC and is one of the many inventions attributed to Archimedes.


Thrust Bore or Impact Moling uses a hammering action to displace the soil to create a bore. The pipe or conduit is usually drawn behind the impact mole and can be up to 150mm in diameter. Impact moling can lay underground pipes up to 20 meters in length and like all trenchless technologies, has minimal impact on the environment.


Pipe Bursting is a popular method of replacing existing underground pipes such as sewage, water, gas (etc.) without the need to dig extensive trenches and excavate the existing pipework in the traditional manner. A device called an 'expander head' is fed through the defective pipe which smashes it in to pieces and pushes the debris into the surrounding soil as it progresses, drawing the replacement pipe in its wake. This method instantly replaces a defective pipe with a new one and is the preferred method of underground pipe replacement amongst civil engineering and construction companies.


   We provide directional drilling thoughout the UK in all these areas...

Directional drilling and slant drilling in these UK towns and cities:
Aberdeen, Aldershot, Antrim, Ashford, Aylesbury, Bangor, Barnsley, Barrow in Furness, Barry, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Batley, Bebington, Bedford, Beeston and Stapleford, Belfast, Benfleet, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bletchley, Bognor Regis, Bolton, Bootle, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford, Brentwood, Brighton, Bristol, Burnley, Bury, Cambridge / Milton, Cannock, Cardiff, Carlisle, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Chatham, Cheadle and Gatley, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Cheshunt, Chester, Chesterfield, Clacton-on-Sea, Coleraine, Colchester, Corby, Coventry, Cowes (Isle of Wight), Craigavon, Crawley, Crewe, Crosby, Cumbernauld, Darlington, Dartford, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Douglas (Isle of Man), Dudley, Dundee, Dunstable, Eastbourne, East Kilbride, Eastleigh, Edinburgh, Ellesmere Port, Epsom and Ewell, Esher / Molesey, Exeter, Fareham / Portchester, Farnborough, Gateshead, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gosport, Gravesend, Grays, Greasby / Moreton, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Guildford, Halesowen, Halifax, Harlow / Sawbridgeworth, Harrogate / Knaresborough, Hartlepool, Hastings, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hove, Huddersfield, Huyton-with-Roby, Ipswich, Keighley, Kendal, Kettering, Kidderminster, Kingston upon Hull, Kingswood, Lancaster, Larne, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Lisburn, Littlehampton, Liverpool, Livingston, London, Londonderry (Derry), Loughborough, Lowestoft, Lurgan, Luton, Macclesfield, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Margate, Middlesbrough, Morecambe, Morley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newport, Newtonabbey, Newtonards, Newry, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldbury / Smethwick, Oldham, Omagh, Oxford, Paisley, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portadown, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Redditch, Reigate / Redhill, Rhondda, Rochdale, Rotherham, Royal Leamington Spa, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rugby, Runcorn, Sale, Salford, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Slough, Solihull, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Southport, South Shields, St. Helens, Stafford, Staines, St Albans, Stevenage, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Stourbridge, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swansea, Swindon, Tamworth, Taunton, Torquay, Wakefield, Wallasey, Walsall, Walton and Weybridge, Warrington, Washington, Waterlooville, Watford, West Bromwich, Weston-super-Mare, Whitehaven, Widnes, Wigan, Woking / Byfleet, Wolverhampton, Wolverton / Stony Stratford, Worcester, Workington, Worthing, Yeovil, York


Directional drilling contractor in England:
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire


Trench free directional drilling company in Scotland:
Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyle, Scottish Borders, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian


No-dig directional drilling contractors in Wales:
Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion (Cardigan), Conwy(Conway), Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham


Directional drilling companies in Northern Ireland:
County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry / Derry, County Tyrone