New advances in modern technology and innovation has forever changed plumbers and redefined the traditional/conventional process of “best practices” for plumbing repairs and installations.
Old School methods still work and have merit in some cases, but new plumbing technology has proven to be better, faster, last longer, less expensive and be much less invasive than traditional methods. Change isn’t easy, even when it’s in our own best interests, and not all plumbers embraced or accepted the changing of the guard as readily as FORD’S Plumbing & Heating did.
Other companies may start with conventional methods for sewer and water line repair and replacement, but they eventually end up with a more innovative solution, but not FORD’S. FORD’S Plumbing only considers conventional methods for situations when trenchless methods can’t be applied or in the rare circumstance that conventional methods are more cost effective for our customers.
FORD’S Plumbing is an advocate of new plumbing technology and trenchless line repair and replacement, but our plumbing professionals are equally adept at cleaning, repairing and replacing sewer and water lines conventionally when nothing but a trench will do the job.
Can be applied in circumstances where Trenchless methods cannot be used
1. Excavation To Expose Old Line – Excavation equipment or a hand digging team is brought in to dig up the line that needs to be repaired or replaced from where it leaves the foundation to the end of the run. Areas such as driveways, yards, patios, walkways and landscaping are damaged or demolished to provide access to the pipe below ground.
2. New Line or Old Line Repaired or Installed – After the old line has been exposed it is either repaired or removed and a new line is placed into the trench created to remove the old line. The line is checked to ensure proper grade and alignment and then re-connected on either end.
3. Excavated Materials Put Back – After the new or repaired line is in place, the excavated materials are put back into place and the trenches refilled. We try to salvage as many outdoor elements as possible, but in many cases additional contractors are needed to restore yards, landscaping and driveways to their original condition.