Methods - Akkerman



Modern‐day trenchless contractors and engineers have a variety of no‐dig methods available in their proverbial toolbox. Having many options is advantageous; however, selecting the right approach can sometimes seem challenging.

Trenchless construction is defined as “a family of methods, materials, and equipment capable of being used for the installation of new or replacement or rehabilitation of existing underground infrastructure with minimal disruption to surface traffic, business, and other activities.”

For nearly 50 years, Akkerman has been innovating solutions to meet the trenchless industry’s demands and offer contractors equipment to perform some of the most popular and efficient trenchless methods available.

To find a suitable trenchless method for your project, select a method below or contact our experienced sales representatives today.

Trenchless MethodSize, OD (in.)Nom. Drive Length (ft.)Ground WaterGrade Control
Pilot Tube Method a4-48+400Both cYes
Auger Boring a12-72400Above cBoth
Microtunneling b30-1142000BothYes
Pipe Jacking b48-1282000Above cYes
Utility Tunneling b48-1682000+Both cYes
Rehabilitation b30-1022500BothN/A

a – Nominal drive length decreases as diameter increases.
b – Nominal drive length increases as diameter increases
c – Below the groundwater may be possible and is limited by ground type or depth below groundwater

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Pilot Tube Method Akkerman Inc. Auger Boring Akkerman Inc. Microtunneling Akkerman Inc. Pipe Jacking & Utility Tunneling Akkerman Inc. Rehabilitation Akkerman Inc.