Trenchless technology is a highly efficient technique that is cost effective, and it greatly reduces the disturbance to your yard. This underground construction method requires few pits and no open trenches to place or replace subsurface water, sewer and gas lines.
Check out our past blog to learn more on the advantages of trenchless technology.
Now, let’s dive into five different types of trenchless technology.
- Directional Boring
Directional boring, also known as horizontal directional drilling (HDD), is a method of installing underground pipes and conduits along a prescribed bore path from the surface, with minimal impact to the surrounding area. Fletcher’s Plumbing uses directional boring because it is known for being minimally invasive to buildings, landscaping, sidewalks and driveways.
- Pipe Lining
Commonly referred to as Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) , this form of trenchless technology is a very popular alternative to sewer drain replacement. In CIPP a pipe is created within the existing pipe with special epoxy resins. This creates the structural strength of a new pipe without damage to structures, floors, hardscape or landscaping. The greatest advantage to pipe lining is Fletcher’s Plumbing can structurally epoxy a line at multiple angles, as well as, only lining the area in need of repair.
- Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried or old pipelines. The pipe bursting process consists of pulling a bursting head that has a larger diameter than the new replacement pipe attached to it through the old existing pipe. The excavation hole needed at either end of this process can be as small as 2 to 4 feet.
Thumping, or non directional boring works where short sidewalks, driveways, road crossings or open trenching would be prohibitive. Fletcher’s equipment works by opening a small starter trench or pit and steering a small receiving line to a target. When the equipment reaches the other pit, new pipe or product will then be hooked to equipment and pull backwards into starting pit.
- Hydro Evacuation
Hydro evacuation is a nondestructive method of excavating using high pressure water to loosen the soil and a simultaneous vacuum to remove the soil. Unlike backhoes, augers and trenchers, hydro evacuation virtually eliminates the risk of damaging pipelines, cables, utilities and other underground structures while digging. The equipment provided by Fletcher’s offers diversity through multiple applications and environments.
Replacement of old lines has become far more cost effective by using the trenchless technologies discussed above. Want to learn more about trenchless technology? Just click the link to visit our website.
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