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Replacing Underground Pipes with Trenchless Pipe Replacement

pipe relining

The drain pipe that runs underground is frequently subjected to several harsh elements without our knowledge. Pipes that run beneath the ground are often disregarded as we are unable to see them, while pipes inside our homes can be insulated to make sure they do not freeze during winter. However, underground pipes are constantly in contact with mud, underground water and other several chemicals which make them susceptible to early corrosion that causes brittleness and breakages.

Underground pipe replacement frequently involves extensive digging of driveways, gardens and areas where they can be found. However, your inconvenience of replacing pipe is now resolved with trenchless pipe replacement.

What is Trenchless Pipe Replacement?

Trenchless pipe replacement involves replacing underground pipe that is being accomplished without the need to dig long trenches in the ground. You will be pleasantly surprised if this is the name provided to several types of drain repair that would be obstructed after a few months. This is actually a process that involves the installation of a new pipe underground. However, it is accomplished without extensive digging because the new pipe to be installed is run through the old one.

What are the Advantages of Trenchless Pipe Replacement?

One great alternative for an underground drain is drain repair. Trenchless pipe replacement really helps to get the job done with minimal disturbance because there will be instances when no amount of repairing can complete the job.

Also, trenchless pipe replacement is an economical preposition and the incurred total cost comes out cheaper with the use of this method as addition overheads of rebuilding driveways and lawns are easily avoided. Trenchless pipe replacement is a fast process that is accomplished by digging only two 24 by 36 inch pits, avoiding you from the extensive disruption of day to day activities.

How is Trenchless Pipe Replacement Accomplished?

The technique can be done with heavy duty pulling unit, cable and a new underground pipe. You need to dig two small pits at the start and end points of the region where the relining has to be done. A new pipe is inserted through the entry pit with an installed pulling unit at the exit pit that is capable to pull great loads. A pulling cable is being run through a cone breaker and new pipe by the entry to the exit pit where it is fastened to the pulling machinery. The cone breaker is applied to blast through clogs present in the old pipe and the new pipe is pulled with the use of cable through the old existing line.

The next time you encounter a corrugated or clogged underground pipe, never be afraid as the plumbing repair work will be a breeze with the trenchless pipe replacement. Trenchless pipe replacement can give you a plumbing system that is more long-lasting and very efficient often times better compared to the original installation.