Believe it or not, trenchless technology has been around for over 30 years. With this in mind, many people haven’t heard of it before, however, it has revolutionized the way in which sewer pipe and construction work is carried out. In a nutshell, trenchless technology focuses on pipe repair work that requires minimal digging and no continuous trenches.
Why Use Trenchless Technology?
There are so many reasons as to why trenchless technology should be used over traditional methods. One of the main questions being asked when it comes to traditional methods of sewer pipe repair or construction work is why dig when it is not necessary to dig? This is especially important when it comes to road traffic work as the manhole covers are there for a reason – to gain access.
Not only are there a number of reasons as to why trenchless technology should be used, it’s quickly becoming one of the fastest growing communities in the construction and civil engineering industries. Trenchless technology has its own methods, materials, and equipment that allow professionals to conduct work on underground infrastructure with minimal disruption to surface traffic, businesses, or other activities.
Trenchless Technology Methods
The family of methods that is used when it comes to trenchless construction is unique and safe. These techniques and methods include tunneling, microtunneling (MTM), horizontal directional drilling (HDD) – also known as directional boring, pipe ramming (PR), pipe jacking (PJ), moling, and horizontal auger boring (HAB). Depending on the size of the tunnel and level of work required is what determines the method used.
To find out more about trenchless technology and how it could benefit you, get in touch with us at Dutton Plumbing. Alternatively, take a look around our helpful website in the meantime to find out how else we can assist you.