Pipe ramming is simple in concept, and that simplicity makes it the perfect choice for many projects.
As the name implies, pipe ramming involves driving a pipe with force though a subsurface run. A percussive force delivered by a pneumatic hammer powers the operation. Typically the leading end of the pipe is left open. Once the pipe is in place, water or compressed air is used to remove the spoils from the interior of the pipe.
Pipe ramming minimizes the likelihood of surface heaving or settling, and is often chosen for jobs where surface disturbance could be an issue.
And pipe ramming is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, including rocky soils and unstable or free-flowing soils.
In comparison to other boring methods, pipe ramming is frequently the most economical option.
Other benefits that pipe ramming offers includes: