The entrance of trenchless technology into residential plumbing has made a significant difference in the work involved in replacing sewer lines and water mains. The standard digging techniques used for decades tear open lawns and gardens and inflict significant amounts of property damage. They also take many days to complete. But plumbers with trenchless technology and the skill to apply it can sweep in and perform a sewer or water line replacement in less than a day, and leave the property virtually untouched.
Not every plumbing contractor offers “no dig” line replacement, however. When you need to have a new water main or sewer line put in, make sure you find a contractor in Media, PA with trenchless pipe replacement technology. Start by calling Resolve Rooter, where trenchless pipe replacement is one of our specialties.
A few things you probably don’t know about trenchless technology
- It does involve a bit of digging: Although often called “no dig” technology, trenchless pipe replacement does require a small excavation—although it’s inconsequential and will do almost no damage to the property. The plumbers must dig a small hole near where the water or sewer line passes under the property line in order to attach the hydraulics onto the older pipe and draw through the replacement pipe liner. Once the job is finished, the plumbers will fill in this small hole and re-landscape it.
- It was developed for mining: Using trenchless technology for homes is a fairly recent innovation. It was originally invented as a method for lateral mining. It was first known as “horizontal auger boring” and was used in the coal mining industry starting in the 1930s. In these early days, before the technology advanced farther, it was principally applied in softer soils, such as sand and gravel. After the 1940s, trenchless technology entered the sphere of civil engineering where it was useful in laying gas pipelines over long distances without disturbing the environment.
- It usually requires only a few hours: Trenchless technology is complicated and needs special training to perform, which is why not all plumbing companies can offer the service. However, once plumbers have the techniques down solid, the work moves fast, and a job can take as little as a few hours from the time the plumbers arrive at a home until the water comes back on. It’s a huge difference from the days that standard trench-digging takes up.
We take pride in a being a leader in trenchless technology.
The choice should be clear when you need water or sewer line work done: call for trenchless pipe replacement in Media, PA and the surrounding areas from Resolve Rooter.