Northeast Remsco Construction is a microtunneling contractor that uses a variety of trenchless installation techniques to install utilities. These include microtunneling, auger-bore, pipe jacking, liner plate tunneling, guided boring (pilot tube), and hand mining. Using these methods, Northeast Remsco has installed water mains, power lines, gravity sewers, and sanitary sewers beneath waterways and wetlands, active highways, railroads, and congested urban streets.
In addition to new installations, Northeast Remsco Construction can rehabilitate existing systems by sliplining a new pipe inside the existing pipe thereby extending the life of the system without digging it up and replacing it. Often this can be done in the wet, without the need for bypass pumping.
Our Microtunneling Techniques and Trenchless Construction Experience Sets Us Apart
The microtunneling division of Northeast Remsco Construction specializes in installing utilities using a variety of proven microtunneling techniques. Our trenchless construction and microtunneling techniques are precise and effective to deliver the best results every time. Whether it is microtunneling, auger-bore, pipe jacking, liner plate tunneling, guided boring (pilot tube), or hand mining, you can feel sure that Northeast Remsco Construction is the expert microtunneling contractor with a highly trained team to get the job done right. With these proven trenchless construction and microtunneling techniques, Northeast Remsco has installed water mains, power lines, gravity sewers, and sanitary sewers beneath waterways and wetlands, active highways, railroads, and congested urban streets.
In addition to new installations, Northeast Remsco Construction can rehabilitate existing systems by slip lining a new pipe inside the existing pipe. This will extend the life of the system without the mess and hassle of digging it up and replacing it. Often, this can even be done in the wet, without the need for bypass pumping. So whether it is a new installation or a rehabilitation project, you can trust the Northeast Remsco Construction team to complete the job above and beyond your expectations.
Project Coordination From a Highly-Trained Microtunneling Contractor
At Northeast Remsco Construction, we know how important solid microtunneling techniques and thorough trenchless construction can be. These jobs are about heavy planning and precise action with proven techniques and systems. Northeast Remsco Construction is a highly-trained microtunneling contractor with solid results time and time again.
We pride ourselves on knowing the ins and outs of the industry so that we can continue to optimize and improve our trenchless construction and microtunneling techniques in order to deliver your desired results with every job. As an expert microtunneling contractor, we can face any challenge that may arise in order to successfully complete each of our projects. Northeast Remsco Construction is a detailed project coordinator coupled with proven techniques to deliver the microtunneling contractor work that will impress every time.
View Some of Our MTBM Tunneling Projects
Replacing old water mains, reconstructing combined sewers, and adding additional capacity to alleviate flooding, improve overall drainage, and improve the quality of drinking water in the Maspeth section of Queens, New York. the project as designed includes open-cut installation of 5-foot by 8-foot box culverts and microtunnel to install 3,425 feet of 96-inch inside diameter/115.5-inch outside diameter RCP in seven drives. The microtunneling was performed from 30-foot diameter liner plate shafts to depths of 65 feet using sodium silicate permeation grouting at the portals to provide face stability during launch and recovery. The longest drive was 1,600 feet.
A notable value engineering achievement of the project was the microtunneled installation of 230 feet of 85-inch Hobas pipe in lieu of the contract specified open-cut installation of 5 foot x 8 foot box culvert across Queens Boulevard that required multiple lane closures during nighttime hours. This substitution eliminated the night work while allowing seven of the eight lanes of traffic to remain open during construction, thereby greatly benefitting the local community and the traveling public.
Visit the Trenchless Technology article to read about our 70th Street underground utility and trenchless construction project in more depth.
Location: Queens, NYC
Owner: New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC)
Bay Park Conveyance-Design Build
In an effort to improve the water quality in the Western Bays, including Reynolds Channel, Northeast Remsco and John Picone, Inc. entered into a unique partnership to implement a project that will remove up to 90% of the nitrogen loading in an already compromised area. Treated dry weather flow, and up to 75 million gallons per day (MGD) of wet weather flow, will be diverted from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant to be discharged via the existing ocean outfall at that site.
Work included installation of approximately 19,000 linear feet of FRP lined RCP via microtunneling and approximately 37,000 linear feet of FRP via sliplining into an existing 72″ aqueduct underneath the Sunrise Highway.
Location: East Rockaway & Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Owner: NY State, Dept. of Environmental Conservation/Nassau County Dept. of Public Works
Hydraulic Improvements to the High End Level Sewershed Collections System
The scope of work included approximately:
- 20,100 LF of sewer cleaning and closed circuit television inspection (CCTV)
- 12,100 LF of replacement of sanitary sewers by opencut method
- 8,000 LF of new sanitary sewer installation utilizing microtunneling method
- 200 each of reconnection of sanitary house connections
- 690 vertical-ft. of replacement of existing sanitary manholes with new sewer manholes
- 750 vertical-ft. of new manhole installation
- Associated wastewater bypass pumping/control of flows of sewer/ manholes to be replaced or constructed and continuous monitoring of the bypass operation
- Restoration of pavement, alleys, sidewalks and site restoration
Location: Baltimore City, Maryland
Date: November 2022
Owner: City of Baltimore-DPW
Pump Station No. 4 Gravity Conversion
This project is located on the Lake Hiawatha Area in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. The intent of this project is to redirect flow from this area via a gravity sewer to the existing 72-inch interceptor in a timely and safe manner. The contract completion period was 270 days after receipt of Notice to Proceed. Work includes installation of approximately 3,200 linear feet of gravity sewers to convey flow from Lake Hiawatha area to the existing 72-inch interceptor via a new 48-inch gravity sewer installed in a microtunnel under Route 80, Route 46, and Route 280.
Location: Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Date: April – October 2023
Owner: Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills
20″ Subaqueous Water Mains to City Island
This project required the replacement of an existing 100-year old water main with dual 20-inch DIP force mains beneath the Eastchester Bay. The new force mains will provide City Island with clean water. The contract consists of the installation of a temporary peninsula in the Eastchester Bay in order to facilitate the construction of a cofferdam.
We constructed approximately 4,000 LF (2 drives) of 44″ drill holes at depths up to 100 ft. beneath Eastchester Bay via HDD. The majority of the drilling through Gneiss. We installed 32″ of welded steel casing through previously drilled bore holes. The casing was installed with a pipe thruster in three separate pipe strings, up to 900 ft. in length. We sliplined 20″ DIP into 32″ steel casing on rollers, grout annulus between casing and DIP. Hydric fill was installed in abandoned 12″ and 16″ water mains. Finally, we removed the existing temporary force main on the City Island Bridge.
Location: Bronx, NY
Date: December 2021
Owner: NYC Department of Design and Construction