For years we have been performing Water Services for our customers in order to effectively get rid of all active and/or potential leaks in their plumbing system. The standard installation of a new service is to use a motorized trencher and create a trench from your meter (or well in some applications) to the point where the water line enters the house. While this process does effectively perform the task, it can take up to a year or more for the yard to look as it once did. After much research to find a better way to serve our customer’s needs in this area, we are proud to announce that we now are able to perform Trenchless Water Services!
What is a Water Service?
A Water Service is the term used to describe the water line that leaves your meter (or well), runs underground, and finally enters your home. There are a variety of pipes that may have originally been run in your specific scenario and some pipes are better than others. When we run a new service, we always use Polyethylene pipe. This is not to be confused with the Polybutylene pipe that was under class action lawsuit. Polyethylene is the best pipe available for an underground service. Unlike plastic and copper, it is flexible. This means that as roots grow near it, it is able to flex without breaking; and unlike Polybutylene, it will not develop pinholes throughout the system. Polyethylene also is able to flex up to three times its size without breaking. This is important as, during some harsh freezes, even the line underground can become frozen. The ability to swell makes it far less likely to crack if this were to occur.
Nobody wants to wake up, find water pouring from their front yard, and learn that they need to replace the entire line outside of their house. But having your yard torn up in the process makes the situation so much worse. Nothing can ruin your landscaping more than a large trench line from where the plumber ran his new pipe.
The ability to perform a Trenchless Water Service means that you don’t have to worry about the final condition of your yard. Rather than running a trench line through the entire distance, we dig two holes*; one at your meter and one at the point where the water line connects to the line in your house. We are able to cut the line at both locations and run our equipment through the existing pipe. This equipment allows us to “split” the current pipe as it pulls your new line through underground. When the process is complete, you have no more leaks and we fill the holes back in. Your yard looks just as good as ever. In most situations, you wouldn’t even know we where there.
*Note that some yards may require additional holes due to factors we cannot control such as length, incline of yard, and hardness of dirt.