What is trenching?

In construction, trenching is a term used to refer to the process of digging a trench in order to maintain, inspect, or install pipes. Trenching may also be necessary for underground wiring as well as a variety of plumbing or electrical jobs.

The Process Of Trenching for Pipelines

Pre-Construction Survey
The first part of a trenching project is to become familiar with and survey the area. Utility lines, drainages, and other notable landmarks are identified so that no accidental damage is caused. Then, the pipeline's centerline and boundaries are marked.

Clearing & Grading
Before any part of the Earth is moved, erosion control methods are installed to prevent complications. The pipeline's right of way is then cleared of any greenery.

Topsoil is removed from the working area. Then machinery such as backhoes and trenching machines are used to clear the pipeline trench of any soil. All excavated materials are then set aside to prepare for the instalation of the pipeline.

Pipe Work
This is the step when the pipe is strung, welded, coated, and lowered for complete accuracy and efficiency.

The trench is now filled with all the soil that was previously dug up and set aside. 

Testing and Restoring
The pipeline is then checked to make sure that it is operating successfully up to state/federal standards. Then the work area is thoroughly cleaned up and restored. Melgaard Construction considers this to be one of the most essential steps in the process because they care about preserving the environment and causing the least amount of disturbance. Restoring the area as close as possible to its original condition is crucial.


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At Melgaard Construction we are known for providing excellent service to all our customers. We have the technology and experience to handle the most difficult of environments such as mountains and rocky terrain. Whether the job task is to create a trenching plan or execute the total pipeline or underground utility project, we are the best option in Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, and Colorado. Call us today at (307) 687-1600 for more information.


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