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Trenchless Water Line Replacement

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Trenchless water line installation or replacement offers several advantages, including minimal excavation, reduced disruption, faster completion times, and long-lasting results. It is a cost-effective and efficient solution for updating or repairing water lines without the need for extensive digging or disruption to your property.

The process of installing or replacing a trenchless water line is a modern and innovative approach that minimizes the need for extensive excavation and disruption to the surrounding landscape. Our team at Contour Inc. will carefully and efficiently install or replace your system, which includes the steps on the page below.

Water Line Replacement Installation & Repair

Trenchless Water Line Method

The Process

  • Assessment and Planning

    The first step is a thorough assessment of the existing water line system. Our team will inspect the site, identify the problem areas, and determine the best approach for installation or replacement using trenchless methods. They will also consider factors such as the depth, length, and condition of the existing water line.

  • Preparation

    Before the installation process begins, any necessary preparations are made. This may involve shutting off the water supply to the affected area and clearing the work area of obstacles or debris. Access points, such as small pits or entry points, are strategically created at the beginning and end of the water line to facilitate the trenchless installation process.

  • Pipe Insertion

    Trenchless methods typically involve the use of specialized equipment, such as a pneumatic pipe bursting system or a hydraulic directional drilling machine. With pipe bursting, a new, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is attached to a bursting head and inserted into the existing water line. As the bursting head progresses through the old pipe, it fractures the existing pipe, pushing it into the surrounding soil while simultaneously pulling the new pipe into place.

  • Directional Drilling

    Directional drilling, also known as HDD (horizontal directional drilling), is used to bore underground to create a pathway to pull a new waterline from the house to the curb stop to eliminate disturbing the surface above or when trenching is not possible or practical. This method is more environmentally friendly and cost-effective than traditional methods.

  • Connection and Testing

    Once the new pipe is in place, the professional plumbers will make the necessary connections, including attaching it to the main water supply and ensuring proper alignment and sealing. They will perform thorough testing to ensure that the new water line is functioning correctly, with no leaks or issues.

  • Site Restoration

    After the installation or replacement is complete, the work area is restored. Any pits or access points are filled, and the surrounding landscape is reinstated to its original condition. This may involve backfilling the excavated areas and restoring any landscaping features that were disturbed during the process.

Water line replacement process & equipment


Discover What Our Clients Say About Our Trenchless Water Services

Our testimonials showcase real stories from real people who have entrusted us with their needs. From homeowners to business owners, they share their firsthand accounts of how we have exceeded their expectations, solved their problems, and transformed their spaces. Whether it's a glowing review of our exceptional service, our attention to our client's needs, or our ability to bring visions to life, these testimonials provide invaluable insights into the value we bring to our clients.

They are by far the most professional people I have worked with so far! They went above and beyond to let me know what was going on during my trenchless water line install. They also cleaned up beautifully and even wiped down the floor around the water main! I would definitely go through this company again.


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