In one of our blog post, we mentioned trenchless technology as a method to repair or replace a damaged sewer line. If you wondered when reading that “What is trenchless technology?” then this blog post is for you. We will explain how trenchless technology works, and the advantages it offers to you when it comes to the plumbing in your home.
No Digging Up Your Yard
Trenchless technology is a type of horizontal drilling that was first developed for mining in the 1930s and then became popular for civic engineering since it allowed the laying of pipes and electrical lines under streets without digging up the streets. The technology involves digging small holes at the two ends of the area where a pipe needs to be either placed or repaired. A hydraulic device attached to one end of the pipe then pulls a pipeliner through from the other side and sets it into place. If the old pipe needs to be replaced, a pipe burster is then drawn through the pipe with a chain, which expands the pipeliner to replace the pipe.
The old standard way to replace a buried sewer line is to dig a trench using excavation equipment. This is a lengthy and messy job, and it will leave your yard looking like an construction site dig. Trenchless technology only requires digging two small holes which are easily filled in afterward. This process is also speedy, usually requiring only a few hours of labor. This also means that using trenchless technology is less expensive.
If you have access to a company that uses trenchless technology, there is no reason to use conventional digging for your sewer or water main services.
If you have any questions about this process, and live in the middle Tennessee area you can always give us a call 615-864-9459 and a H20 plumbing specialist can come out and go over any questions you have.