Trenchless technology is an innovative way to repair and replace underground sewer, water, and storm pipes. Rather than digging up old pipes, the trenchless approach is much more cost effective and less disruptive.
Trenchless technology provides a variety of benefits, including reduced project time and less disruption. Here are three specific things you may not know about trenchless technology:
- There are few trenchless technology experts.
Trenchless technology is used all over the world, but there are a limited number of experts in both the manufacturing and execution of the technology. This is one technology where experience matters. Because trenchless technology is both a product and a service that can be used to rehabilitate underground pipes, it’s best to find an expert in the field, who has experience using trenchless as the right solution. Only a few companies in the U.S. are experienced and skilled at trenchless pipe rehabilitation, and that experience makes a big difference in whether or not you’ll have a successful trenchless project.
- The expected lifespan is 1,000 years.
Trenchless technology uses PVC pipes, which have an expected lifespan of 1,000 years. Cities and towns across the U.S. have intricate systems of underground pipes dating back to the 1950s, ’60s, or ’70s. As this infrastructure ages, it is decaying rapidly, mainly because the pipes were made of concrete and cement. Using the latest in pipe technology means that once you’re replaced your pipes using trenchless technology, you won’t ever have to do it again.
- Smaller pipes can actually increase water flow.
While trenchless technology often uses smaller pipes, that doesn’t mean that water flow decreases or slows. The new Fiberglas and PVC pipes actually encourage increased water flow. It’s all based on the material of the pipe, which allows liquid to flow more quickly through it.
Trenchless technology is an innovative way of rehabilitating water and sewer lines. It’s a much more cost-effective and less-disruptive solution for cities, towns, and owners looking to rehab their aging pipes.
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