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Pilot Tube Microtunneling

Pilot Tube Microtunneling

Pilot Tube Microtunneling (PTMT) is a trenchless method to install new service lines and gravity flow sewer tunnels with pinpoint accuracy.  This method requires a multi-step sequence of accurately installing a pilot tube, followed by upsizing stages to the final product pipe diameter.

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Case Studies

Digging Deeper – January 2023

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 […]

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