Water main blockages can happen to anyone, so we work with homeowners, government entities, and business owners who can’t afford to go without water. Trenchless technology represents the modern industry standard for water line replacement, and we are skilled at every technique being used today.
Horizontal drilling is a trenchless technique that eliminates the need to dig a trench to replace the pipe. A hole is drilled along the entire length of the existing water pipe to accommodate the new pipe. To reach the desired diameter, it is sometimes necessary to drill more than once, but once this goal is met, the hole is ready for the seamless pipe.
Our techs can control the angle of the drilling when they use this Seattle trenchless water repair technique. They also track the direction of the drill head to ensure that it maintains the correct path. This ensures the quality and longevity of your new pipe while minimizing the cost of installation
Horizontal drilling is also environmentally conscious and prevents contamination of surrounding soil. This is important if you’re located in an environmentally sensitive area, wetlands, or somewhere that could be negatively impacted by heavy construction work. Because horizontal drilling is more flexible, we are capable of installing new pipe in any terrain or geographical feature.
If you would like more information about horizontal drilling, contact one of our Seattle trenchless water repair technicians today.