The piping systems that underlie our homes, offices, and other structures are an essential part of our functioning society. They bring us water, remove waste-water, and take our sewage to appropriate treatment centers. Our health and safety depends on these systems working efficiently.
When pipes age, they can become cracked and clogged. Pipes running through yards can succumb to the stress of tree roots that sense the water inside and try to infiltrate them. In the past, replacing or repairing pipes meant digging them up manually and replacing them, a process that is expensive as well as invasive.
Trenchless technology has recently overcome many of the problems of old digging technology, bringing a host of benefits that make pipe replacement and repair much simpler.
- Environmental Benefits: No dig technology uses a set of methods, equipment and techniques to replace and rehabilitate pipes without the need for excessive digging. Digging up pipes can wreak havoc on the environment, killing plants, disrupting corridors and causing a general mess. While there are some special cases where digging can’t be avoided, many problems can be easily fixed with technology that only requires the digging of one or two small holes if any.
- Cost Effectiveness: Such technology is often times much more cost effective than traditional digging. This is due to several facts. First, new pipe repair methods require less manual labor, so fewer technicians are needed to complete the job. It also requires fewer hours, cutting down on the time costs. Finally, the material used to line pipes, or that the new pipes are made out of, is seamless and more reliant to the effects of nature. Since the material is sturdier and lasts longer, the savings created by pipe lining repair technology extends well on into the future.
- Benefits to Infrastructure: When pipes that are laid underneath foundation, roads or other areas with structures already on them, it can be costly and possible damaging to infrastructure to reach the damaged pipes. Such technology allows pipes to be either repaired or replaced without having to rip up any existing infrastructure. This will save you additional costs that come from repairing infrastructure damaged during the pipe rehabilitation process.
- Time Effective Process: Processes are infinitely more time effective than digging. Jobs that would take days with digging processes take only a matter of hours with new pipe repair technology. This means you will be able to use your pipes as soon as they are complete. No one likes to be without their pipes for any extended period of time, and for some, having pipe work done means moving out and staying at a hotel. You won’t have to vacate your home when you opt for trenchless pipe work.
You don’t have to look hard to find a good reason to choose technology over traditional digging. The next time you have a sewer or water pipe emergency, give a technology expert in your town a call, and find out how simple plumbing solutions can be.