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The Life Expectancy of Sewer Lines: How Long Do They Last?

By Henry | October 14, 2021
The Life Expectancy of Sewer Lines: How Long Do They Last?

Sadly, piping doesn’t last forever, and new homeowners may worry about when they need to replace their sewer line. Maintenance is key to preventing a home disaster. The good news is that sewer lines last a long time, so if you bought a new home, you probably wouldn’t have to worry about a replacement soon. When you understand the life expectancy of sewer lines and the signs you may need a repair, you can prevent an emergency. How Long Do They Last? Some sewer lines easily last 50 years while others need a replacement at the 30-year mark. This could vary since life expectancy greatly depends on the material used during construction. Some older homes—those built between the 1960s and 70s—may have Orangeburg pipes. Since these are created with wood pulp and pitch layers, they last about 30 to 50 years. Other common materials like clay and PVC help create pipes with…

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Types of Trenchless Methods and How They Are Used

By Henry | October 5, 2021
Types of Trenchless Methods and How They Are Used

A pipe bursting in at home can be any homeowner’s worst nightmare. You have to watch repair experts tear up your yard as they work on the broken pipe. But thanks to modern technology, there are trenchless methods. You can get a broken pipe repaired with various pipe-less ways, and in this guide, we’ll dig into the types of trenchless methods and how they are used. Why Go Trenchless? Using trenchless methods whenever possible is beneficial to most everyone. Homeowners like it because trenchless methods won’t destroy landscaping, so your home can remain beautiful. Trenchless methods don’t disrupt traffic or anyone’s way of life when done in urban or other public spaces. Trenchless methods are also beneficial to construction workers because they’re much safer. However, techniques requiring workers to dig out a trench also involve entering the trench. This often means risking safety, as tools could fall on workers or the…

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3 Best Practices for Horizontal Directional Drilling

By Henry | September 30, 2021
3 Best Practices for Horizontal Directional Drilling

Noting the three best practices for horizontal directional drilling prepares you for each job and keeps everyone safe. To do each job successfully, you need to use the right tools and ensure all employees understand their tasks. Utilize these practices to keep your business thriving. Find the Right Tools When you’re buying equipment, only invest in what’s the most useful for this line of work. Buy tools that are an asset to the company and user friendly. Also, note that a tool that claims to do it all may be too good to be true. Invest in quality tools and train workers on how to operate each one to keep work moving smoothly. When your crew doesn’t have the right tools, no job is easy, and you may miss opportunities. Pro Tip Just like you need the right tools, you also need experts to get the job done right. So, as positions…

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Why Sewer Inspection Is Important When Buying an Old Home

By Henry | September 14, 2021
Why Sewer Inspection Is Important When Buying an Old Home

As time-consuming as buying your first home is, it’s also an exciting step. But depending on the age of your future home, you may have some specific questions. When you buy an older home, you should ask about the sewer line. Understanding why sewer inspection is important when buying an old home ensures you don’t invest in a money pit. Understand the Common Problems While older homes have character, they may run into some issues that newer homes don’t have due to regulations that change over the years. Because of these changes, the pipes in older homes may not be as durable as modern piping. Some common problems include: Corrosion: Homes built 50 years ago may have cast iron pipes which can corrode over time. Broken pipes: Tree roots can grow and crack pipes, leading to problems. Poor installation: The builder may have poorly connected the lines. While any home can run…

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Ultimate Guide To Trenching: Must-Know Safety Trenching Tips

By CompleteTrenchless | September 3, 2021
Ultimate Guide To Trenching: Must-Know Safety Trenching Tips

Trenching is important, and you must know how to do so safely. Engineers and workers use specialized equipment to get the job done right. However, this necessary job comes with some dangers, so everyone involved in the process needs to take the appropriate precautions. Not only will this make sure they do the job right, but also safely. Read through this ultimate guide to trenching to ensure you understand these must-know safety trenching tips! Know the Common Hazards One of the most important ways to ensure safety is to ensure you understand the most common hazards. By understanding these hazards, you can plan the best ways of preventing them from occurring. Some of the most common dangers you need to know about are: Cave-ins Falling objects Slips and falls Flooding You should create safety measures for all these situations then communicate them to all your employees before a dig. Employees may need a reminder before…

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