Pipe Jacking & Tunneling
Available from Midwest Mole, Inc.
Pipe Jacking or Tunneling is a trenchless technology method that uses a system to install prefabricated pipes directly behind a shield or tunnel boring machine. The pipes are installed by utilizing a hydraulic jacking force from the drive shaft. The jacking force is transmitted through a pipe-to-pipe interaction. Excavation is performed manually, such as hand mining, or mechanically with the use of a Tunnel Boring Machine.