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Trenchless Water Main Replacement Coquitlam

Trenchless Water Main Replacement Coquitlam

What is a Trenchless Water Main Replacement in Coquitlam?

Trenchless technology has been rapidly growing, a type of construction work where trenches are at the subsurface using a few or no trenches that are placed continuously.  It is also defined as a method, equipment, and materials that do not need to be disrupted when new infrastructure or repairs take place.

Tap Roots Plumbing & Heating Ltd is your one-stop shop for your plumbing needs. We offer numerous services such as residential plumbing, commercial plumbing, clogged toilet repair, and trenchless water main replacement in Coquitlam. Below are some of the trenchless technologies that you need to know.

Trenchless Construction

A trenchless construction incorporates methods such as tunneling, directional boring, micro-tunneling, pipe ramming, Moling, pipe jacking, horizontal boring, and other methods of installing pipes and cables under the ground with less excavation.

It can also create tunnels that are large in diameter and constructed using drilling, blasting techniques or tunnel boring machine. These methods require soil characteristic consideration and surface loads such as urban traffic and other possible loads. If the ground has sandy soil, shallow water depth, and expected to have a heavy surface load, its construction should make sure any of these factors will not affect the bore. The quality check secures the safety of its surface and the loads on it.

Trenchless rehabilitation

The rehabilitation incorporates construction methods such as thermoformed pipe, Sliplining, pipe bursting, gunite, shotcrete, cured-in-place pipe, mechanical spot repair, grout-in-place pipe, and other methods of rehabilitation, repair, or replacement. The process of repair or rehabilitation takes the buried pipes and its structures without the need for excavation or with just minimal excavation.

If a damaged pipeline requires to reinstate its structure, a mechanical spot repair is done. The methods of Sliplining and a thermo-formed pipe is a rehabilitation process where the pipe's lining is pulled or inverted so a new liner will replace the existing pipe. It then applies either or both pressure and heat to expand the liner and fill the pipe.

The cured-in-place pipe is another trenchless rehabilitation method where felt or fiberglass are combined in a carrier and uses ultraviolet light, heat, or enough curable resin to form a pipe inside the pipe being replaced.

Another method is Pipe bursting, it is a trenchless technique in replacing buried pipelines. The method fractures the pipe from the inside and then forces the remains of the pipes outwards while simultaneously drawing the new replacement pipe inside. This includes the replacement of sewer, natural gas pipes, and water pipes. The equipment needed for pipe bursting operation includes pulling rods, Expander head, a pulling machine, hydraulic power pack, and retaining device.

The other methods mentioned are focused on fixing leaks or spot leaks. The methods used in trenchless rehabilitation are more affordable and effective than the traditional excavation and replace methods.

Here at Tap-Roots Plumbing & Heating Ltd, we are dedicated to provide you with quality service and guarantee full customer service support for any queries you have. Our services are not limited to trenchless water main replacement in Coquitlam, but also other plumbing and repair services you need for your home and commercial spaces.

Trenchless Water Main Replacement Coquitlam
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