Pipe jacking: A technology breakthrough in underground construction

Pipe jacking, also known as microtunneling, has proven to be a real technology breakthrough in underground construction and it is apparent in its increasing popularity among contractors worldwide over the past 30 years.

In essence, pipe jacking is a trenchless method of installing pipelines underneath roads, buildings and more, with minimal disruption to the surface and reduced downtime on its surrounding environment. Apart from manhole works at both ends of the pipeline where the jacking machine is lowered and later removed, most of the works take place beneath the surface.

Based on factors of environmental sustainability and cost savings alone, pipe jacking far outweighed conventional open-trench, cut and cover methods, which perfectly explains why pipe jacking has become the new “normal” for underground pipeline construction.

A wide variety of pipe jacking machines and cutters are available in the market, depending on ground conditions and the size of the pipes required.

JK&T Equipment is the official distributor for RASA pipe jacking machines in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Click here to find out more.

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