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Directional drilling can save you thousands on new sewer lines

Trimount Construction offers more affordable installation

There are a lot of systems operating within your home that are rarely given any thought until they fail. Your sewer and/or waterline is definitely one often taken for granted until the line bursts and you come home to a flooded basement and water-damaged possessions.

Given the fact that there are many homes in Sault Ste. Marie with aging original infrastructure dating back decades, it’s not a question of if something like that might happen but when.

Of course, hiring contractors to excavate a massive trench to replace your sewer and waterline is a potentially huge expense. However, one local company has invested in some cutting-edge new equipment that could provide you with a more affordable alternative.

In keeping with their objective to provide customers with as many service options as possible, Trimount Construction is now the only company in the area able to offer directional drilling and pipe busting as an option for sewer and waterline installation.

Conventional sewer replacement involves labour-intensive excavating that can be very disruptive to the surrounding residential amenities like lawns, driveways, sidewalks, curbs or existing decks.

The new directional drilling equipment allows Trimount to replace an existing sewer without the need to excavate.

“Our new technique to replace the old piping allows us to drastically reduce the cost in replacement, allowing property owners to be proactive and potentially save thousands in replacing their sewer and waterlines,” said Andrew Scott, owner of Trimount Construction. “With rising prices across the board there is no better time to provide the residents of Sault Ste. Marie with an alternative to the status quo.”

Directional drilling requires the clearing of a small pit roughly 2 metres by 2.5 metres to install the equipment, usually in the same location as an existing sewer line. Using the directional drilling equipment, the Trimount team can either drill a new line beside the old one or simply pull a new line through the existing one and clear it out of the way – up to 200 feet online and grade. Scott said the process is not only cost-effective but also more efficient in terms of the time it takes to complete the job.

“Depending on the severity of the need, if it’s not an emergency we need seven days to order locates,” he said. “We can then schedule the work. In terms of time to install or replace an existing service, a typical residential sewer replacement would take only a day.”

Other than a short time period where you may not be able to use your toilet, laundry or do dishes, the installation is quick and far less invasive that traditional methods.

With direction drilling there is no resulting damage to things like landscaped areas, grass lawns, asphalt, concrete, trees or interlocking brick. Whether it’s for residential or commercial installations, Trimount Construction’s new directional drilling equipment can reduce the environmental impact of a new sewer or waterline installation.

Find out more. Visit Trimount Construction online, or at 510 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie. Or call 705 450-7688.