The advance of the technology of trenchless pipe replacement into the world of residential plumbing has caused a major change in the way that people think about the work done on a home’s water and sewer lines. Instead of ripping open a yard using power digging equipment and turning the front of a home into something resembling “No Man’s Land” during World War I for at least three days, trenchless technology permits skilled plumbers to finish the job in only hours, a excavating only one or two small holes.
Trenchless pipe replacement isn’t a recent innovation, however. It is only recently that experienced plumbing companies have brought it into homes, but the technology has a few decades of history in industrial use behind it, followed by its use in civil engineer. In many ways, it’s remarkable that you can have the power of trenchless technology in Media, PA for your home—but thanks to the plumbing professionals at Resolve Rooter, it’s a mere phone call away.
The development of trenchless technology
Sometimes called “horizontal auger boring,” trenchless technology started in the coal mining industry in the 1930s. It was in 1941 that Kandal Motors first manufactured a machine they could market commercially to other mining operations. During these early days, horizontal auger boring was many used in softer soils like sand and gravel, with less pressure put on the replacement pipes.
As the technology developed to allowing pipe placement in heavier material, it entered the sphere of civil engineering, where it allowed construction workers to replace water, sewer, and electrical conduit pipelines in urban areas without needing to rip open roads and disrupt traffic. Soon, the technology was put to use in wilderness areas so that running pipelines to supply distant towns with natural gas did not need to damage sensitive environments. As the technology improved, the costs also decreased, and soon horizontal auger boring was the far less expensive option than full excavation, requiring reduced time and labor.
Today, trenchless technology remains one of the fastest growing areas in construction and civil engineering. Not all residential plumbers have adopted the family of tools and methods necessary to perform trenchless pipe replacement, but those that have can give their customers a fast, non-intrusive method to solve issues with water and sewer lines.
When you need the advantages of trenchless technology in Media, PA, call the team at Resolve Rooter.
We offer comprehensive services for water and sewer line replacement, as well as electric conduit installation—all while leaving the outside of your home pristine.