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The Crossing Group Overview

The Crossing Group is one of the largest trenchless construction companies in North America. We specialize in providing the energy, municipal, civil and utility sectors with the integrated, full-service offering of solutions required to overcome the simplest or most complex crossing challenges. We have the people, the processes, the technology and the capacity to efficiently handle projects of varying sizes, scope and complexity.

Our areas of expertise include: Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), and Tunneling (Augering, Boring and Pipe Ramming) Services. These services are provided by the following Crossing Group Companies:

  • The Crossing Company (Nisku, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Taber, Alberta)
  • The HDD Company (Sacramento, California)
  • The Tunneling Company (Kamloops, British Columbia)
  • The Trenchless Company (Houston, Texas)

We are a privately held, employee-owned company that is highly experienced, technically oriented and team centered. Every member of our team has a vested interest in the success of each project, and we push the boundaries of trenchless construction to operate on a competitive pricing level. Skillful and determined, we maintain long-term client relationships that allow us to evolve our processes, grow our company and continually improve upon our greatest resource – our people.

“The crossing group is one of the largest trenchless construction companies in North America. Skillful and determined, we maintain long-term client relationships that allow us to evolve our processes, grow our company and continually improve upon our greatest resource – our people.”

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THE CROSSING COMPANY

For over 20 years, The Crossing Company has provided advanced horizontal directional drilling (HDD) solutions to industrial, municipal construction and utility clients across western Canada and around the world. Our extensive fleet of heavy and light rigs allow us to take on projects of all size and scope – whether it involves a single rig or requires multiple units and crews to work simultaneously at multiple crossing points. The Crossing Company can provide a solution for installations ranging in diameter from 51 mm to 1,524 mm (2 in to 60 in) – ranging from 300 m up to 3,000 m (984 ft to 9,843 ft) in length.

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The HDD Company - Horizontal Directional Drilling - Sacramento, California, USA

THE HDD COMPANY

Serving the USA from our headquarters in Sacramento, California, The HDD Company has a proven track record for completing a wide array of horizontal directional drilling projects both as a sub-contractor and as a prime contractor. We own and operate an integrated fleet of heavy and light HDD rigs and tunneling equipment and are a trusted provider of HDD services for major utility installations and oil and gas projects. The HDD Company has emerged as a recognized leader in the specialized field of marine constructions – excelling at shore approaches, harbor and marine work.

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The Tunneling Company - Augering, Boring and Pipe Ramming Services (Kamloops, British Columbia)

THE TUNNELING COMPANY

Headquartered in Kamloops, British Columbia, The Tunneling Company (formerly Kamloops Augering & Boring Ltd.) serves clients across North America. We have over 40 years of tunneling and boring experience in Canada and the US, representing multiple generations of construction knowledge.

The Tunneling Company offers a range of fit-to-purpose tunneling solutions, including: Guided Boring, Down-the-Hole Hammer, Auger Boring, Pipe Ramming and more. We manage the entire process from pre-planning and design through to construction. This ensures we meet all project design specifications and provide you with the most reliable and efficient service possible.

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THE TRENCHLESS COMPANY

THE TRENCHLESS COMPANY

Founded in 2019, The Trenchless Company (formerly Trenchless Crossing Support) is a recognized leader in the trenchless industry. Based out of Houston, Texas, we have successfully completed Direct Pipe® installations for clients throughout North America. The Direct Pipe® method combines the advantages of microtunneling and HDD technology to install prefabricated pipelines and excavate the required borehole in one pass. As a result, we can offer our clients high installation speeds and are able to install pipelines in every geology, at lengths as long as 1,500 m (4,921 ft) and diameters ranging from 0.8–1.5 m (30–60 in).

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TUNNEL BORING / PIPE JACKING

Tunnel Boring and Pipe Jacking Systems are used to hydraulically install underground pipelines up to 4.2 m (168 in) in OD range within strict alignment and grade tolerances. The likelihood of settling or sloughing is very low. Wheel machines are equipped with various cutter heads and sand shelves. A closed-face attachment is available for boring in unstable ground conditions. This versatile system can be easily adapted to work with any jacking pipe, in any pipe joint length. It can accommodate a wide range of pipe diameters.

Tunnel Boring Machines are used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They can bore through hard rock, sand, and almost anything in between. Tunnel diameters can range from 1 m and exceed 15 m (3 ft to 49 ft).

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SLIP BORING

A boring technique commonly used for installing oil & gas pipelines ranging from 51 mm to 1067 mm (2 in to 42 in) in diameter without leaving casing in the ground. Product pipe is welded to steel casings and either pushed or pulled through the ground in sections. The casing is cut off and removed, leaving just the product pipe. Maximum installation length is 150 m (492 ft).

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DOWN THE HOLE HAMMER

A pneumatic hammer is attached to the inside edge of the casing. The front of the DTH breaks cobles, boulders and even solid rock into small pebbles or dust. The spoil makes its way through the hammer and into the casing, where it is removed by airway augers.

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GUIDED BORING

A Guided Boring Machine (GBM) is used to install 305 mm to 3.6 m diameter pipe (12 in to 144 in) with grade and alignment precision. It is commonly used for installations 50 m to 150 m in length (164 ft to 492 ft) or when line and grade accuracy is critical in displaceable soil. Our GBM is extremely versatile and our customers continually approach us with new applications.

The pipe installation involves a two-step process where launch and reception shafts are strategically located to minimize surface disruption. A pilot tube with a theodolite guidance system is then pushed through the ground at the precise grade and alignment specified in the design into the reception shaft. A reaming head is welded to the pilot tube and the casing and the pilot tube is used as a guide to install casing. The GBM can be used in conjunction with auger boring or pipe ramming methodologies.

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PNEUMATIC PIPE RAMMING

Pipe Ramming is used in a wide variety of soil types including gravel, cobble or sand. A pneumatic hammer is attached to the back of the casing pipe and driven through the material at any angle: from horizontal to vertical. The material is cleaned out of the pipe using an auger boring machine. Pipe Ramming methods are used for pipe diameters of 305 mm to 3.6 m (12 in to 144 in).

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