At Freedom Plumbers, we have the ability to replace broken or faulty water lines either with trenchless technology or conventional, dig-and-replace methods. By taking advantage of the trenchless water line replacement option, our customers can save money and time rehabilitating their pipes and 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
A means of replacing the existing water line by pulling out the old pipe and seamlessly pulling the new pipe into the system from behind. The process is done by digging two small access pits, sleeving a ½ inch cable through the existing water line from one end to the other. We connect the one end of the cable to a soil displacement puller head and fill the water line with a patented welding chemical, which fuses the water line to the pulling cable. We attach the new water line to the back of the soil displacement puller head. On the other end, the cable is connected to a highly specialized water line puller. Once all the items are in place and all preparations are complete, a seamless, safe, effective, and extremely efficient water line pull is started.
Unlike other trenchless technologies, which run new water lines by creating a brand new route in untested and unknown soil conditions which can contain any number of unpredictable hazards, The Freedom Plumbers specialized water line pulling system’s unique approach to replacing a water line takes advantage of an already established route for the new water line. The same is installed in the very same location the old one once stood which means there is minimal to zero chance that any other close or conflicting utilities would be damaged or destroyed by the water line replacement process. That includes underground irrigation, power, communications, gas & sewer.
A means of replacing your water line by creating a new path from the Curb Side Water Meter up to the assigned access in to the house or building by using a directional drill that can maneuver its way under existing underground utilities, sidewalks and driveways so to reach its intended destination. Very minimal excavation is required to prep and perform this type of project.
Pneumatic Missile Installation
A means of installing a new water line by creating a new path with a pneumatic missile. This procedure requires two small excavation sites, one by the curbside water meter and the other by the intended access to the building. We carefully aim the missile so it comes out at its intended destination, and we send the missile from one excavation site to the other. Once the missile makes its destination, connect the new water line to the missile and pull it back to the original excavation point.
A means of replacing the water line by digging it up in its entirety, removing the old defective line and installing a new one 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.
Freedom Plumbers specializes in expert trenchless sewer repair, both residential and commercial, including inspections, sewer lining, leak detection, snaking and plumbing. We serve the entire Washington DC, Baltimore Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.