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Complex Project Coordination – 3 Tips

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As HDD contractors, we have seen a complex project or two. Sure, most jobs only involve installing a couple of…


Vibrating Wire Piezometers Installed with HDD

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Ellingson recently completed the installation of four vibrating wire piezometers (VWPs) beneath a shallow channel inlet of San Francisco Bay….


Sub Slab Depressurization Wells: Shallow Can Be Tricky

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Ellingson-DTD recently completed the installation of three sub slab depressurization wells for the purpose of vapor mitigation at a medical…


Coal Ash Project Enters Another Phase

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Ellingson crews are currently completing the installation of three horizontal capture wells at a coal fire power plant in the…


Utility Strike (Unmarked) Ruins Everyone’s Day

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A utility strike represents one of the most common ways a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project can quickly turn south. …


Horizontal Wells Project Highlight – California

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Ellingson recently completed the installation of four horizontal wells at a former defense fuel support site in California. Project objectives…


Air Force Base Gets Horizontal Wells

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Ellingson crews recently completed the installation of two horizontal injection wells underneath the active flight line area of an eastern…


Limited Access – Not Always About Space

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Generally, when we think of the term “limited access” as it pertains to a drilling project we think of “tight…


Pilot Study to Full Scale – SVE System

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Ellingson crews recently had the opportunity to install a “full-scale” soil vapor exctraction (SVE) system at a site where we’d…


Conductor Casing at an Angle – Part 2

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Last month we shared a post about a project where our crews installed a horizontal gravity drain. The construction included…