"When a water main or sewer line breaks, the first priority is to get it fixed as quickly as possible, and factoring in the total cost of downtime, repair, or replacement, the numbers can add up pretty quickly. With municipal water pipe repair, knowing how this will impact your budget, plus how it will affect service to homes and businesses in the area plays an important role in how to go about getting the line fixed.
Traditionally, when a pipe broke, there was only one solution: digging down to the pipe, finding the break or leak, and replacing or repairing it. However, with newer innovations in trenchless technology, having to excavate is avoided as it is virtually a “dig-free” solution. To determine which one is right for a municipal or industrial pipe repair, there are a few factors to consider.
Traditional Pipe Repair Methods
When a water or sewer line has corroded, been compromised with infiltration, has leaking joint seals, or has simply broken, the first step is, of course, shutting off the water supply. This causes downtime at local businesses, affects productivity, and, depending how long the service is down, it can lead to lost profit. Water is the most vital resource needed to keep industry running, and so, the speed of a repair or replacement is crucial.
Trenchless Pipe Repair Methods
With trenchless pipe repair for municipal and industrial water lines, repairs and replacements are done with virtually no digging and take place completely underground. First, a small access hole is dug at the entrance to the pipe, and we do a pipe inspection where a small camera is run through allowing us to see the issue and create a plan for repair and replacement."
"Trenchless Pipe Repair vs. Traditional Pipe Repair" | November 12, 2019: https://hydratechllc.com/2019/11/12/trenchless-vs-traditional-pipe-repair/