Plumbing Discovery Bay Specialists can replace your waterline TODAY! Did you know that the water line that runs from the Discovery Bay street to your home is your responsibility? Most people find out the hard way when the line deteriorates and leaks, and they are faced with flooding and high water bills.
New underground technologies are permanently altering the landscape of the construction industry, capturing the imaginations and budgets of water departments, cable operators, public utilities, and others. Although it's a revolution going on right under our feet, the average water, cable, or energy user is barely aware of it. In some cases, Plumbing Discovery Bay Specialists can even bore under driveways and sidewalks to preserve landscaping.
What's the new technology revolutionizing the industry? The answer is that now underground construction capabilities, grouped under the heading of "trenchless construction," enable contractors to lay, rehabilitate, and upgrade pipe and cable without digging open trenches. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, trenchless methods are finding applications that would have been unthinkable even a few years ago. In the process, it's saving huge amounts in construction, labor, and renovation costs, getting rid the frustrations and delays often accompanying the older open trench technology and even enabling multi-year projects to come in on-time, on-budget and ,often times, under-budget.
Until the late 1980s, these miles and miles of pipe were laid by the laborious excavation of trenches. However, the need for alternatives to the open-cut methods for installing underground utilities and other types of lines was apparent to electrical and natural gas utility companies, which often faced conditions where conventional trenching was undesirable. A second impetus for developing trenchless technology was the recognition that although much of the nation's pipe infrastructure needed upgrading, the process of digging up and replacing old pipe located under busy streets and thoroughfares is often cost prohibitive.
To cover these issues, equipment manufacturers, contractors, engineers, and consultants began developing new methods for installing, repairing, and replacing underground pipe, leading to commercialization of new repair/replacement materials and, by 1989, the first horizontal directional drilling units for the underground construction market.
Basically, horizontal directional drilling equipment enables contractors to bore through ground and then "pullback" pipes or conduit through the pilot bores. Although relatively simple in principal, the first machines were crude by today's standards. Effective tracking methods had not yet been developed and equipment was difficult to operate. Pipeline and Utilities Construction magazine (recently renamed Underground Construction) recorded the fact that manufacturers of early models sometimes had difficulty making successful demonstrations for prospective buyers. Market acceptance of trenchless technology would depend upon improvements in drill bits, backreamers, drill pipe and fluid mixing and delivery systems. In addition, drilling fluids had to be environmentally friendly and matched to various soil conditions. Perhaps most important, crews had to be educated in the use of the new machines.
Today, trenchless drilling has become the choice for many Discovery Bay plumbers for laying, remediating, or rehabilitating pipe and cable systems. Currently, only five percent of contractors today can provide directional drilling; that number is expected to jump to 40 percent in the next five years.
If you need you waterline repaired in your Discovery Bay community, contact us at Plumbing Discovery Bay Specialists. Get it done right...get it guaranteed! Contact us today at 925-233-6075. Call Plumbing Discovery Bay Specialists!