Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s the City of Richmond had a program of infilling their ditches with large cast-in-place box culverts. These concrete culverts are in great shape but their joints are failing. Over the years this has caused continuous road surface failures and the city has entertained various solutions to solve the issue. In 2016, a contract was initiated by the City of Richmond specifying that a FRP lining product be installed. PWT, seeing an opportunity to be the frontrunner, bid on this job and was the successful tender. This allowed us to be the first to install GRP in BC in a Sliplining situation.
To complete the process we took a section off the top of one and half sections of the existing box culvert to allow an entry point for new sections of glass-reinforced fibreglass sections of pipe liner. The liner product was custom made in Dubai for this project.
The existing sewer needed to be fully cleaned and prepared by PW Trenchless technicians who all had completed confined space rescue training. Along with the insertion of 330 meters of 2500 mm by 1200 mm pipe, all service connections needed to be reinstalled to the new liner. Upon completion of the liner pipe installation, concrete was pumped into the void between the existing host pipe and the new liner.
In the late part of 2018 and the first part of 2019, PW Trenchless lined a 100 year old brick sewer along Cook Street in Victoria B.C.PW Trenchless again went into the hand built and hand formed sewers of Victoria. …See Project
PW Trenchless and the City of Victoria engaged in the Rehabilitation of an almost 100 year old Sewer. Victorian era Victoria B.C. quickly outgrew it's existing cemetery by the early 1870's. The City purchased 12 acres from Robert Burnaby Ross Bay …See Project
While rehabilitating the Trans Canada Airport Culvert, it was decided to employ a full Sliplining method in order to repair the second culvert. New culvert pipes that are slightly smaller than the existing culvert were delivered to the south end …See Project
An alternate tendering process where the contract is awarded to one entity which comprises both engineering and contracting.
Because PW Trenchless Construction offers such innovative solutions for underground utilities, it is often beneficial for the owner to request solutions based on a performance specification. This allows PW Trenchess to offer unique solutions while working with equally innovative engineering companies.Learn More
New installation methodologies include HDD & traditional open cutLearn More
In this day & age of pipe systems reaching the end of their projected lifespan, pipe replacement and pipe rehabilitation have become major fields of engineering.
PW Trenchless Construction provides viable options such as pipe bursting, loose fit lining and internal pipe re-construction whether partial & fully circumferential.Learn More
The aging culverts under roads and highways in many case have reached the end of their engineered life-span. We consider the rehabilitation or replacement of these culverts to be vital to our built environment.
PW Trenchless has been a pioneer in working with MOTH, railway companies and municipalities in developing rehabilitation methodologies for the hundreds of thousands of culverts that currently exist in BC. We have offered solutions in both procurement and construction from design-build to sliplining, invert rehabilitation and full circumferential relining.Learn More
Often pipe failure can be concentrated to one section, for various reason, leaving the rest of the pipe in good condition. The repair of these localized failures are know as external point repairs (EPR's).
EPR's demonstrate PW's ability to work as both a trenchless and civil contractor, completing EPR contracts using our civil contracting skills and assisting other pure trenchless contractors who only have the capacity to work in an existing pipe.Learn More
Pipe upsizing is the fundamental concept of pipe bursting.
The vast majority of pipes are less than or equal to 200mm in diameter, but with today's densification practices of urban design, there is a major demand to increase current capacity to handle extra flow. Pipe bursting provides the ideal solution to this issue, particularly in an urban setting .Learn More
Horizontal Directional Drilling is a low impact Trenchless construction service where pipe is installed in a shallow arc along a bore path which has been created by a drilling rig. Often the terms Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and Directional Boring are used interchangeably, but in our industry we use the word “boring” when we utilize smaller sized drilling rigs with small diameters for short crossings in the hundreds of feet, and we use the word “drilling” when we utilize larger rigs with large diameters for long crossings in the thousands of feet.Learn More
When you join PWT, you become part of a community of people who are engaged in the most innovative practices in the Trenchless Industry. We have been instrumental in setting up a scientific method for cities to gain carbon offsets/credits from their use of trenchless construction. This system has been reviewed by the BC Government and has been approved as of December 2018. We expect to see it in common use shortly.