Almost all of us use water or sewer pipes in our daily lives, even if we never think about it. But they’re there, under the ground, doing their job day in and day out without much thanks or applause from us. Eventually, some of them break down and become corroded, or stop being useful because of environmental conditions. What then, does someone do to repair them? The answer may seem complex, but actually, it’s quite simple.
New Technology Beats Out The Old
In previous eras, in order to repair pipes or fix leaks, one had to dig a trench and get down into the physical area. Since the invention of trenchless boring, that has no longer been the case. Trenchless boring has replaced the ditch diggers and construction crews of old for much more efficient project completion. It can take many forms, from HDD (horizontal directional drilling) to pipelining and more.
Horizontal directional drilling has only gotten more popular in recent years, as it promises all the workings of trench drilling without any of the headaches or disturbance to an area. In fact, in most cases, horizontal directional drilling will only disturb two areas: the location where the machine is set up and any place that utilities need to be connected. This makes it great for working on truly old systems and trying to repair pipes or equipment that may be too fragile to dig up or workaround.
Pipe Lining and More
When an old pipe is too old or past its prime, it can be tempting to dig it up and reinstall one. But this can cause a lot of damage to the surrounding area. Instead, by using trenchless boring or other technologies such as pipelining, new pipes can be inserted and cured into the same route as the old pipe with minimal invasive work. This not only clear you of legal liabilities for damage, but may still allow the building to be used with minimal shutdown or recover from construction quicker.
You Can’t Beat Licensed Professionals
Whether you’re in the market for trenchless boring or pipelining, you won’t beat having licensed and insured boring contractors on your next project. Not only will they have the experience to get your job done correctly, but they’ll be able to suggest a multitude of methods that may work without having to cause damage to the site you’re working on.