One of a homeowners worst nightmares is a broken or backed up water main.
Even though the problem needs to be handled quickly, the thought of destroying
mature landscape and have days of holes and trenches all over the yard
can be daunting at best.
But thanks to technology, there is an alternative. A Trenchless Water Main
Replacement System is a process that allows the replacement of existing
pipe without having to dig a trench, and therefore will not have an impact
on your homes landscaping, including patios, decks, walkways, or driveways.
The trenchless system can be used to replace a variety of piping, including
your water, sewage and gas lines.
The pipe used in the trenchless system is made of a strong polyethylene
that is virtually root and chemical proof. It has a life expectancy of
well over 100 years, and is quickly becoming the standard in all underground
piping installations. The piping is seamed to fit on the job site, and
is pulled into place underground using trenchless technology. Plus the
benefits to you as a homeowner are many:
Check with your local plumber to learn more about your options when replacing
With a trenchless system, the old pipe is located and prepped for replacement.
Both ends – the beginning and ending pipe or the problem area –
are found and cut. The polyethylene pipe is laid out and seamed together
to create the correct length. A cable is used to snake through the pipe,
and lead the new pipe through the existing pipe, breaking away the old.
As a trained technician, your plumber will ensure the entire process occurs
smoothly, and corrects the original problem.