Melcar has employed pipe ramming on a number of occasions past its traditional uses in pipeline installation. A combination of complicated situations has brought new applications to the aged method; such that Melcar is able to incorporate pipe ramming into many other approaches of underground excavation. In addition to traditional services, the Company has utilized pipe ramming as an insurance on long HDD drives, as well as installing a cover pipe to prevent hole collapse in cobbles and boulders on drives where the solid rock begins far below the surface. In recent years, pipe ramming has been one of many emergency sources of getting pipes unstuck, completing bores, assisting in extractions, and much more. The Company’s pipe ramming equipment is held on stand-by at all times, ready to assist any crew, whether it be Melcar or a competing company, that is in urgent need of additional thrust.