Water Main Repair and Replacement
When it’s time to install, repair or replace your water main, give Black Diamond Experts’ plumbing technicians a call!
In Utah, water mains tend to fail over time, especially those using galvanized metal or copper pipes. The corrosive composition of the minerals in the soil and water, over time, eats away at metal pipes. Water mains can also fail if they are not installed correctly, not buried deep enough below the frost line, or as a result of construction.
What is a water main?
Your water main refers to the water line that brings clean water into your home from the water utility or well if you are not connected to the water utility.
Trenchless or Traditional Water Main Installation
We have the tools and the experience to have your water main installed with as little impact to your yard as possible. For the average home, a water main can be replaced in just one day.
If you have extensive landscaping that you do not want to be disturbed, our no dig, trench-free hydraulic Hammerhead Mole, can provide a simple unobtrusive solution. This device requires two small holes to be dug. One at the water meter where you connect to the city water utility or well water source, and one near your home foundation where the water main connects to your home. We send the small Hammerhead Mole hydraulic boring device through the ground beneath any concrete or structures from one hole to the other. As it moves along, it creates a tunnel having the right size for the new water main pipe to be pulled through. This process eliminates the need for heavy digging equipment in your yard to dig a trench. Once we have connected the water main to your water meter and the water shut-off valve in your home, we fill in the service holes and do our best to leave your yard looking as undisturbed as possible.
See how our trenchless Hammerhead Mole works to dig a pathway underground for a new water main without disturbing the landscaping above ground.
We also have the tools needed for traditional water main installation if that is the preferred method. If you have a very rocky yard, a traditional trench may be required when servicing your water main.
Whether you need a trenchless solution or traditional method of water main replacement, we do our best to leave your yard as undisturbed as possible. Give us a call, our water main plumbing technicians can have your water flowing again fast.