Yes, we really can replace your outside water line without digging a trench all the way through your yard. While the standard method of replacing your water service will leave you with a new high quality water line, it also leaves you with a large trench line stretching across your entire yard. Short of hiring a landscaping crew, there is nothing to do but wait up to a year or more for your yard to naturally go back to normal.
Trenchless Pipe Replacement Means No Tearing up Your Yard!
Traditional underground water pipe replacement involves locating the position of the pipe and then digging a trench to gain access to it. Once the pipe is completely exposed, sections or the entire length is replaced as needed. Depending on your landscaping and pipe location, this may mean you’ll have to uproot gardens, bushes, or flower beds in your yard. You may have to disassemble raised beds, stone fences or berms. You may disturb tree root systems. Replacing the pipe will only be the first phase of a job that may require considerable lawn and landscape repair.
The ability to perform a Trenchless Water Service means that you don’t have to worry about the final condition of your yard. Standard installation of a trenchless water service involves digging two holes. One hole will be dug at your meter or wellhouse. The other will be dug at the current waterline’s point of entry into your home.
Once dug out and uncovered, we are able to cut the existing line at both ends. We then run our equipment through the line, essentially “splitting” your old line as it pulls your new one through. At this point it is simply a matter of installing your new line on both ends.
Can a Trenchless Service be Performed in all Situations?
Unfortunately, not every service can be run trenchless. For instance, if you currently receive your water from a wellhouse but want a new line run to your meter, we cannot go trenchless where there is not already an existing line to split. Furthermore, due to factors we cannot control such as length, extreme yard incline, and the thickness of dirt, we are not always able to pull a new line through. In most of these situations we are still able to perform a trenchless service by using our locating equipment to determine where the new line is. We can then dig an additional hole and continue going from that point. If you have any questions regarding whether or not we can perform a Trenchless Service for you, give us a call and we will happily come out and give you a free evaluation!