New Year’s Hole-Out: Sims Bayou Microtunneling Project It was a great start to the New Year in 2023 for the Melcar Group as their Akkerman SL82P MTBM holed-out on the Sims Bayou tunnel project in Houston, TX. The $18.9 million project was designed to increase the overall capacity of the region’s drinking water by making […]READ MORE
Water & Sewer
Over 80% of households, schools, and businesses rely on water infrastructure installed with trenchless construction. By 2032, the demand for North America’s water and sewer infrastructure is expected to grow by over 25%, while existing underground networks installed outside of the modern era will fail at an even higher rate. Akkerman has worked with customers for nearly five decades to meet the equipment demands required for accurate line and grade sensitive water and sewer installations.
Benefits of Trenchless Construction
- Environmentally friendly – Akkerman equipment minimizes disturbance to the surroundings and decreases rehabilitation time even in especially sensitive areas.
- Cost Reduction – Utilizing Akkerman equipment to install new utilities minimizes social disturbances by avoiding shutting down traffic flow, slowing down commerce, or relocating utilities.
- Safety – Open-cut trenches are inherently dangerous for workers and the community. Trenchless construction provides a much safer option.
- Accurate – Akkerman systems are designed to meet or exceed the accuracy demands required by the gravity flow sewer industry. Trenchless construction allows natural bedding in native soil versus the risk of failure in poorly graded or improper bedding material used during open-cut installations causing premature failure.
To find out more information on trenchless techniques suitable for the water and sewer industry, please explore the following methods, or feel free to contact one of our experienced sales staff for additional information.