Plumbing Solutions – What is Pipe Bursting?

If you are having trouble with stoppages and blockages in your drainage pipes in the Dallas area due to the shifting nature of the ground or because the hard water of the area has affected the integrity of the pipes, then you might be exploring all of your options and gathering information on the best possible solutions. One solution that you may have heard of is called Pipe Bursting / Trenchless Technology.
You may wonder what is Pipe Bursting? It involves pulling a device through your existing pipe. A new pipe is attached to the device and is trailing behind it, being pulled along. As the device enters your current pipe, is bursts the old pipe by expanding inside of it. At the same time, it pulls the new pipe securely into place to replace the old one that has burst and shattered.
For this type of plumbing solution, as with most solutions for underground pipe problems -such as those very common in the Dallas Area – due to the shifting clay soil, it involves a certain amount of digging and excavating. There are two areas that would need to be dug and excavated. One area would be a pit that must be dug for the insertion of the device into the pipe that contains the blockage. The device would be pulled through the pipe by a cable. The cable is attached and pulled from the other end of the pipe. So, the other area that must be dug would be at the other end of the pipe, where the pulling machine is located. Basically you would have 2 pits dug, one at the back end of the pipe for insertion, and one at the other end of the pipe for pulling.
Any digging that is required for underground pipes to be repaired creates certain disadvantages. You oftentimes will damage the lawn, plants and landscaping, and it is a real challenge to avoid all sprinkler system plumbing as well. If the problem pipe is underneath the foundation of your house, or the driveway or sidewalks, then you also have the disadvantage of having to use a jackhammer to excavate and remove all of the concrete in the way. Not only does this create a mess, but you have to afterward repair and replace any damaged grass, plants, sprinklers, or indoor flooring. You also have to worry about ground settling around the fill dirt that was put back around the newly implanted pipe.
As the ground settles, it moves, and it can move pipes and plumbing along with it. Dallas Area soil in particular is vulnerable to this type of settling due to it’s high concentration of clay. The nature of clay is its tendency to expand and contract. It is highly reactive to the moisture content of Sink Won T Drain After Drano the soil. This expanding and contracting causes the soil to settle even faster, and this movement can definitely affect your underground plumbing. If you live in the area of Dallas, TX you will want to consult with an experienced Dallas plumber who is familiar with the traits of the local soil.
There are also some advantages to consider with Pipe Bursting. First of all, the possibility of future problems with the pipe are significantly reduced since you aren’t just patching an old pipe. You are actually replacing it with a new one. You have peace of mind that the chances of future problems are greatly reduced, and since the pipe is brand new, you have better guarantees. Also, the excavation is limited to just the two digging areas, whereas when you replace the entire pipe the traditional way, by digging up your entire yard to get to the pipe and manually detach and replace it, you have a significant amount of excavation. Another unique advantage is that the new pipe, since it is one entire long pipe that was pulled underground to replace the old one, has NO seams. This limits the possibility of leaks along seams, but it also means that roots from trees and plants will stay out since they often entire pipes through these seams to access water inside the pipes.
A knowledgeable and trustworthy Dallas Plumbing Company or a licensed Dallas Plumber will be able to explain Ultimate Technical Academy Pipe Bursting in more detail, as well as the other options you have available for solving your

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