Many of our posts revolve around repairing or replacing sewage lines or other piping in or around your home. In this post, we’ll answer a different question: what are some options for the installation of new pipelines? Let’s take a look at three of the most popular options.


Mini-horizontal drilling is a common solution for installing pipes that need to travel long distances (up to 600 feet) but also have a smaller diameter. Mini-horizontal drilling can be used for various types of pipe installations including, steel, copper, PVC, and polyethylene, and can be used for water or gas.

Once an initial hole gives access to digging, the drilling and installation process can begin. Proper permitting, as well as advanced technical tools, are used to ensure the area is clear of other potential obstacles already buried underground.


Microtunnelling is another common solution that greatly reduces the need for digging or trenches. Unlike multi-horizontal directional drilling, micro tunneling works well with wider pipes. It also works in various ground and soil types, and can even go underwater.

Microtunneling machines use small cameras as they dig tunnels to make way for the piping. Successful micro tunneling can lay as much as 200 feet of pipe in a day.


Pipe jacking is a technique used to install pipes or casings – and works great with larger pipes. It’s a common technique for pipe installations that require piping underneath a paved road or railroad tracks.

Pipe jacking uses a hydraulic jacking frame to drive pipes into the ground. Once the dirt is removed, sections of pipe are lowered into the ground.


These and other methods are common solutions for installing sewage or water lines into the ground around your home or business. Trenchless Replacement Specialists have the knowledge, experience, equipment, and know-how to answer your questions and get the job done right the first time. Make an appointment online, or give us a call today at (432) 580-9573 to learn how we can help you!