Here at Ditch With West, we’re always looking for ways to improve systems, finding the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for our customers. We recently posted about the benefits of going trenchless, taking a look at how trenchless technology is not only more cost effective, but is more environmentally friendly, and requires less hassle to both install and repair.
When we look at gas line maintenance, we can all agree that one of the most dreaded activities is planning for repairs. With traditional trenches, repairs can feel like a complete overhaul; a major excavation project that wreaks havoc on the property involved. However, with trenchless piping, the process is much more painless.
Unsure if you want to go trenchless? That’s understandable; it is a bigger upfront investment. However, we’re here to help you weigh your options. To help you make your decision, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of trenchless pipe repair vs. traditional pipe repair.
Pros of Trenchless Pipe Repair
Less Digging & Damage
When it comes time to repair your trenchless system, you’re in luck. As opposed to traditional piping, trenchless repair requires little to no digging, resulting in less damage--and a much less invasive repair process.
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Because you’re not going to do any major excavation when repairing a trenchless piping system, the repair process is faster and more efficient. Trenchless pipe repair can often be completed in a day’s work. The time-saving efficiency of these repairs is a major benefit of going trenchless as opposed to staying with more traditional piping systems.
Cons of Trenchless Pipe Repair
Upfront costs of going trenchless can be higher than traditional piping options. However, in the long-run, you’re going to be saving money. Because traditional piping is so invasive, you end up causing a lot of damage, resulting in additional costs for repairs to however the excavation process has torn up your landscape and property.
You need to consult with skilled professionals in order to get the job done correctly. Not all technicians will be skilled in trenchless repair, so be sure you’re working with qualified professionals who have the expertise necessary to get the job done. Ditch Witch West can pair you with the technicians necessary to expertly install or repair your gas lines.
Reach Out to Us
If you’d like to review additional pros and cons, consult trusted resources and reach out to experts here at Ditch Witch West. Our professionally-trained experts are here to help you find the most cost-effective and reliable solutions.