At Freedom Plumbers, we use trenchless technology and conventional dig-and-replace methods to replace broken or faulty water lines. Trenchless water line replacement allows you to save money and time rehabilitating your pipes while investing in a process that is safe and produces long lasting results.
The Water Pipe Replacement Options at Freedom Plumbers
At Freedom Plumbers, we practice various methods for replacing water lines depending on the situation, including:
Specialized Water Line Pulling
Water line pulling involves pulling out the existing pipe and seamlessly pulling the new pipe into the system from behind. To do this, two access pits are dug through which a ½ inch cable is fed through from end to end. One end is connected to a soil displacement puller head, then a welding chemical is used to fill the water line. This fuses the cable to the water line so that the new water line can be fed through. An industrial water line puller is placed at the other end of the line which enables the water line pull to be started. This process is safe, effective and efficient.
This method differs from other trenchless technologies which typically create new routes. When the route is placed in a new area, there is no guarantee that the soil conditions are the same, creating unexpected and uncertain risks. The Freedom Plumbers method utilizes the existing route in order to place a brand new water line. This vastly reduces the risk of hazards and potential damage caused by uncertain conditions and gives you peace of mind that you are well clear of any risk posed by conflicting utilities that can be affected by the position of the new water line, such as power lines, communication cables, gas lines and your sewer.
Directional boring utilizes a drill that makes its way underneath existing utilities such as those mentioned above, as well as driveways, sidewalks and other fixtures. Boring in this manner allows you to replace your water line from the curb side water meter all the way to the house or commercial building with very little excavation and preparation.
Pneumatic Missile Installation
This method involves using a pneumatic missile to create a path for a new water line. Two excavation sites are made from the curb to the building access site by carefully aiming the missile along the intended path. Once the missile reaches the destination point, the new water line is fed through the missile and connected from end to end.
This process uses standard excavation practices to dig up the old water line so that a new one can be installed in its place.
Call Freedom Plumbers for Effective, Trenchless Water Line Replacement Services Today
At Freedom Plumbers, we are proud to service water pipelines across Fairfax, Virginia. If you require water line repairs as a result of flooding on your property or backups, don’t hesitate to call our team of professionals today. We look forward to working with you.