Guided Pipe Reaming

Guided Pipe Reaming

Guided Pipe Reaming is a trenchless method by which a pipeline is pulled into the ground after a pilot tube is installed on line and grade. This method is similar to Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), however instead on installing pilot rods from the surface and following a shallow arc that is suitable for pressure lines and electrical utilities, Guided Pipe Reaming is a pit launch application that installs pilot rods on line and grade without the requirement of oversized pullback reamers.


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How to Choose Your Submethod

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Machine Diameter

Customized Solution

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Ground Conditions


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Drive Length

Based on ground conditions

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Shaft Size

Based on project requirements

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Guidance System

Active Theodolite

Case Studies

GBM Case Study – Pilot Tube Microtunneling

The City of Novi, MI sought bids for an emergency repair of a 365-ft. section of sanitary sewer adjacent to a car dealership, at the intersection of Grand River and Meadowbrook Avenues.

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