Serving clients across Canada and the United States, The Tunneling Company specializes in augering boring and pipe ramming solutions. These services are ideally suited to shorter crossings, and those of larger diameter.

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THE TUNNELING COMPANY OVERVIEW

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. 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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KAMLOOPS, BC | HEAD OFFICE
10085 Dallas Drive, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada V2C 6T4
MAIN 250 573 7814

OUR SERVICES

Tunneling is not a one-size fits all solution. Selecting the process that is best suited to your project is determined by a wide variety of factors. This includes ground composition, required length and diameter, type of product line, the nature of the crossing (eg. are you tunneling under an operational highway or set of rail line?) and whether the rig must be positioned above-ground or below-ground to execute the crossing.

The Tunneling Company possesses an extensive and diverse fleet of equipment operated by one of the most experienced and qualified crews in North America. We are able to collaborate with your engineers and project managers to recommend the most efficient, most cost effective and least disruptive solution to your tunneling challenge.

Our services include:

  • Guided Boring
  • Down-the-Hole Hammer
  • Auger Boring
  • Pipe Ramming
  • And More

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The Tunneling Company is part of the Crossing Group which offers a range of trenchless services. Visit our services page for detailed descriptions of our tunneling methodologies.

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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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