These days, exploring no-dig options is a common reason to call a plumber from Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter. But did you know trenchless technology in its earliest form has been around for 50 years? Continue reading to learn more about trenchless technology in plumbing.
From Air Ducts for Mushrooms to Plumbing Pipes
English architectural engineer Eric Wood needed a way to quickly and effectively fix the air duct for his mushrooms in 1970. His solution was cured-in-place piping, or CIPP piping. It's what's now commonly used for trenchless pipe lining and other areas. By the mid-1970s, Wood's creation made its way to North America.
A Need to Replace Older Cast Iron Pipes Lead to Pipe Bursting
In the mid-1970s, there were several aging cast iron pipes in the United Kingdom that needed to be replaced. An employee of an engineering company came up with the idea of using specialized machinery to break up old pipes and insert new ones in its place. This is what commonly happens today with trenchless pipe replacement that involves pipe bursting techniques.
Widespread Accessibility in the 21st Century
As patents expired, trenchless sewer repair in Seattle, WA and similar trenchless options became more affordable and accessible. Today, trenchless equipment is even more reliable and precise when it comes to the insertion of liners or the displacement of damaged or worn pipes.
Contact Our Plumbing Experts Today
Whether you'll benefit most from a no-dig approach to pipe repair or trenchless sewer replacement, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter is at your service. We'll size up the situation and let you know what the most cost-effective solution is for your sewer, drain, or water lines.
Contact us today to learn more about trenchless pipe repair and similar services we offer.