Here in central Ohio we are often called on to repair a cracked sewer pipe. Our freeze-thaw-freeze winter weather cycle can cause great underground upheavals, leading to stress fractures in the underlying pipes.
Underground utilities don’t just magically appear underground. There are several different digging methods to place underground pipes, each ideal for a specific situation.
Generally, pipe installation either requires open cutting (or trenching) from the surface or directional boring (lateral tunneling). For good measure, we’re throwing in a third option, jack and bore, which can open larger spaces and long distances underground in special circumstances.
Yes, let’s put it that way. A sinkhole will swallow your money for sure. So let’s catch it before it gets here.
Water is a destructive force of nature. It also acts covertly like a Navy SEAL team. It’ll go undercover underground to erode and destroy before anyone even knows it’s a problem.
The best solution depends on what's causing the issue in your water and sewer lines, and how bad the damage is.
Topics: underground utilities
If you’re asking yourself whether you have an underground water leak, unfortunately, you may have one.
General contractors would love to have a crystal ball. We would love to know before walking on your site that crews will hit a massive underground rock formation or an old, rusted oil pipeline. We would love to know ahead of time if municipalities and environmental groups will look favorably upon your project.
Regrettably, we’re not psychics. But due diligence and effective communication between you and your general contractor go a long way toward construction site preparation.
Experience speaks volumes in construction, as with any profession. Site work construction is a detail-oriented process with many possible variables and outcomes for which only years on the job can prepare you.
Construction requires precision. Failure to pay attention to detail can force errors, even by fractions of an inch, that could crush your project’s stability.
That’s why the strongest contractors in the business invest in GPS construction equipment. It adds another dimensional perspective for: