Knoxville Water Line Repair or Replacement
Has your water bill risen suddenly? Have you noticed a puddle developing in your yard for no apparent reason? If so, you may have a leaking or broken water line. Most people don’t realize that this water line – which runs from the public water main on the street to their home or building, is their responsibility. This line can range from 20 feet to more than 200 feet depending on your property. Over time, unpreventable environmental conditions may cause your water line to deteriorate and/or crack.
Water line failure occurs throughout the year, however, it is most common in the winter months when lines are subject to freezing temperatures. When a leaking or broken outdoor water pipe occurs, a rapid response can prevent thousands of dollars worth of water damage to your driveway, home or building. In addition, contaminated water has the potential of entering your home or building. We specialize in quickly and efficiently repairing and/or replacing underground water lines. Our professionals will have clean water running back into your property in no time.
Replacing lines when there are obstructions like trees, or concrete over the route of the line to be replaced. And Let’s face it; you probably worked very hard to get you Lawn and landscaping in such good condition. Why not leave it that way? Our Knoxville Plumbing Experts can change most water lines without digging up the route the line takes using ‘Trenchless Technology’. When our technician analyzes your specific situation he will suggest which ‘Trenchless Technology’ that would best fit your needs.
‘Trenchless Technology’ Methods:
- Directional Drilling is a process by which a directional drilling machine can drill horizontally under the ground surface for purposes of installing or replacing utilities. The drilling machine is connected to a high pressure pump that pumps a mixture of water and bentonite, and sometimes other solutions down the center of the drill rods to cool and lubricate the drilling head. The drill head under the ground has an electronic radio transmitter inside that radios back to the drill operator. The operator will always know the drill head’s exact location, depth below the surface, drill head temperature, current pitch or slope, and other information. The steel drill rods are flexible and the drill head can actually be “steered” to go around and under obstacles. We can drill under streets, patios, trees and even the entire house. Upon reaching the objective, the new water line is attached to a back reamer with a swivel. The drill operator will then drill backwards, opening up the hole as needed and simultaneously pulling the new service product along at the same time. Directional drilling can save enormous repair costs compared with conventional excavating by eliminating the need to cut up a concrete patio or street to install a utility underneath. In some cases, it would be impossible to excavate with an open trench due to buildings or other structures in the way.
- Pipe Bursting is a technique for replacement of existing pipes. The existing pipe, once burst, becomes the guide path for the new pipe being installed. This Technique burst the old pipe and in so doing displaces the fragmented old pipe into the surround soil. This creates a hole of roughly the same dimension as the original. If a larger diameter pipe is to be installed a larger expanding cone is used to increase the size of the hole. Once done, the new pipe is pushed or pulled into position.
‘Trenchless Technology’ water line replacement process is a smooth and hassle-free alternative to digging up your yard.
If the yard is no issue, our company also has the conventional excavating equipment to repair or replace your water line, giving you even more options.