As your local trenchless water main and sewer line repair and replacement specialists, we get a lot of questions about our innovative services. We love your questions and we’re always happy to share our industry expertise with our valued Montana customers. For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some of the more frequently asked questions we receive, but if you have additional questions or you’d like to learn more about Allied Trenchless, please reach out and contact our friendly and knowledgeable team.
What is Allied Trenchless?
Allied Trenchless is a family-owned and ľoperated plumbing company with extensive training in modern trenchless sewer line and water main repairs and replacements. We’ve been in operation since 2009, providing Montana commercial and municipal clients with high quality trenchless repair and replacement solutions, outstanding customer service experiences, and industry-leading results on a wide range of projects.
Why do you focus so heavily on trenchless solutions?
Our focus on trenchless repair and replacement solutions is driven by the needs of our many customers. In the past, traditional water main and sewer line repairs and replacements required extensive excavation that caused serious destruction to our customers’ commercial and municipal properties. As the demand for less invasive repair and replacement services grew, we turned our attention to trenchless solutions. To become premier trenchless repair and replacement service providers, we’ve dedicated ourselves to many hours of in-depth trainings, courses, and continuing education, and we’re proud to bring our extensive knowledge and professional skills to work on your Montana projects.
What are the benefits of trenchless repair and replacement solutions?
Montana trenchless water main and sewer line repair and replacement solutions offer several advantages over more traditional services, including:
- Improved time efficiency. Accessing commercial and municipal water mains and sewer lines with traditional excavation requires a lot of time. All the heavy equipment, many crew members, and extensive digging can be eliminated with trenchless repair and replacement services, so your project can be completely much more efficiently when compared to traditional repair and replacement solutions.
- Greater cost effectiveness. The excavation and potential damage that excavation can do to your landscaping, parking lots, building foundation, green spaces, and other property features can add a lot of extra cost to your repair or replacement project. Trenchless repair and replacement solutions require very little digging and disruption to your Montana property, which can help reduce your overall project budget.
- Increased productivity. Traditional excavation on your municipal water mains and sewer lines can shut down your community’s streets, limit access to local businesses, and cause frustrations for your residents. In commercial projects, traditional excavation can close down your business and shatter your productivity and profitability. Trenchless repair and replacement services can be completed much more efficiently and conveniently, which can help keep your routines and productivity on track.
- Better environmental friendliness. With traditional repair and replacement services, digging messy trenches across your property is necessary, but safe trenchless repairs and replacements require just a few small access holes. Without all the digging, your Montana soil and any potentially harmful contaminants it harbors can be left undisturbed.
What repair and replacement services does Allied Trenchless offer?
We offer a wide range of full-service trenchless repair and replacement services for your Montana commercial and municipal projects, including:
- Cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP)
- LED pipe lining
- Manhole rehabilitation
- Slip lining
- Directional drilling
- Pipe bursting
Most of our trenchless services begin with a thorough camera inspection. During the inspection, our skilled technicians can use our innovative camera to accurately pinpoint any problems within your Montana water mains and sewer lines. By carefully sending the high-resolution camera into your pipes through a small access hole, we can watch live footage as the camera snakes through the pipes and records areas with invading tree roots, cracks, corrosion, breaks, blockages, or other damage. The footage can also help us determine how old your pipes are, what materials they are made from, and the overall condition of your water mains and sewer lines. All of that information is vital in helping us assess the most effective repair or replacement solution for your situation.
What is cured-in-place pipe lining?
If our thorough camera inspection locates any areas of deterioration within your water mains or sewer lines, our cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) repair services can help. During the CIPP repair process, our talented technicians can send a saturated pipe liner into your damaged pipeline through a conveniently located access hole. That liner can be adhered to the existing pipe with steam or hot water, leaving you with a brand new pipe within the old one. Without excavation, CIPP can build you a seamless and long-lasting pipe that should restore full functionality back to your Montana underground infrastructure.
What is LED pipe lining?
LED pipe lining is similar to CIPP, except instead of using steam or hot water to cure the pipe liner in place, we use a LED blue light. LED pipe lining is recommended for more complex projects or in special circumstances, like with small wastewater pipes, sewer laterals, or in other compact spaces. LED pipe lining is an economical, efficient, and environmentally-friendly option, and it’s a service that not many other professional plumbing companies provide.
What are your manhole rehabilitation services?
We understand that Montana’s manholes are aging and deteriorating at an alarming rate. That’s why we’re so proud to offer high quality manhole rehabilitation services for Montana municipalities. We offer a few different manhole rehabilitation solutions, including manhole recoating. With recoating, we can apply durable materials to your manholes that can strengthen their structural integrity, extend their useful lives, and improve the functionality of your entire sanitary sewer system.
Another manhole rehabilitation solution we can provide is lining. In this process, we can install saturated liners into your existing sewer pipe, adhere the liner to the pipe’s interior, and build a durable new pipe within the old. This process can structurally reinforce your manholes and help prevent future corrosion, infiltration, and other sources of damage.
What is slip lining?
Slip lining is an efficient and effective trenchless rehabilitation method to repair leaks and other structural instabilities in your Montana water mains and sewer lines. To complete a slip lining project, our qualified team members can push a new pipe through your existing pipe and grout the space between those two pipes. After we’ve properly sealed up the ends, you should immediately notice restored functionality and increased durability in your water and sewer system.
What is directional drilling?
Directional drilling is a trenchless replacement service that allows us to install new underground water or sewer pipes without disrupting areas surrounding the project site. In this reliable process, our talented technicians can use our technologically-advanced drilling equipment to drill a small pilot hole along an underground path. Then, we can efficiently pull a new pipe through that hole and build a brand new pipeline without extensive and time-consuming excavation.
What is pipe bursting?
Our quality pipe bursting services help us replace your damaged water mains and sewer pipes without having to dig them up. In the pipe bursting process, our knowledgeable technicians can insert a special bursting head with an attached new pipe through a small access hole. Then, we can carefully push the bursting head through the old pipe. As that bursting head carefully moves through your existing pipe, it can break up the pipe and send the pieces deep into the surrounding soil. The bursting head can move all the way through the pipe, exit through a small hole, and leave you with a brand new pipe in place of the old.
All of these trenchless repair and replacement solutions sound great, but how do I know which one I need?
If you aren’t a trenchless professional, it can definitely be overwhelming trying to figure out which solution will work best for your particular project. Fortunately, our extensively trained technicians can visit your Montana commercial or municipal property to complete an inspection and offer a detailed diagnosis. We can look for any telltale signs of water main or sewer line damage, including any strong odors wafting up from your drains, any slowly draining water in your sinks and tubs, any sewage backups on your property, or any sunken areas in your outdoor spaces. Besides looking for these physical symptoms, we can also use our innovative camera to properly inspect areas beneath the surface of your property. That camera inspection can show us the overall condition of your water mains and sewer lines and give us an even deeper understanding of your particular repair or replacement needs.
Some things that help us determine whether your water main and sewer lines need repair or replacement are the age of your pipes and the materials they are made out of. Montana does have a lot of aging pipes made out of less durable materials than today’s modern pipes. If our inspection uncovers old pipes made from lead, galvanized steel, or Orangeburg, it may be more cost-effective to replace those pipes with new, long-lasting, reliable pipes. If our inspection uncovers newer pipes made from stronger materials, pipe lining or some other type of trenchless repair service may be the best fit.
Regardless of what we find in our professional inspection, we will work with you, your budget, and your needs to provide a tailor-made solution. Our wide range of trenchless repair and replacement solutions are always on the table for your project, so turn to Allied Trenchless for your water main and sewer line needs.
What if I have a plumbing emergency? Can I contact Allied Trenchless?
Please do. We’ve all experienced those inconvenient plumbing emergencies. A burst pipe in the middle of the night, an overflowing toilet during holiday break, a sewage leak during the weekend … those kinds of plumbing emergencies happen, and when they do, we’ll be there. At Allied Trenchless, we offer 24⁄7 emergency plumbing services. Our friendly professionals are on call and ready to help fix those emergencies any time of the day or night, so don’t hesitate to reach out and rely on our emergency plumbing services whenever you need them.
Do you ever have to do traditional excavation?
In most cases, we can avoid extensive excavation by using our non-disruptive trenchless repair and replacement solutions. Sometimes, however, there is a circumstance that requires at least a little bit of excavation. If the grade is wrong and we have to correct a pipe slope, for example, excavation may be a necessary solution.
If your project does require some degree of excavation, our industry-leading techniques and highly talented technicians can strategically dig trenches to gain access to your water mains and sewer pipes. We’ll keep our work area as small as possible to minimize reconstruction and we’ll fill in your dirt and leave your property in the best possible shape we can.
Why should I choose Allied Trenchless for my repair and replacement needs?
Allied Trenchless is the honest, upfront, and professional trenchless sewer line and water main repair and replacement services provider for Montana commercial and municipal projects. We’ve been working hard for years to give our customers reliable services, cutting-edge solutions, and competitive prices. We want you to experience affordable and effective outcomes to all your repair and replacement needs, and our attention to detail and continuous commitment to maintaining industry best practices can help bring efficiency and success to your projects. Let us put our talent, technology, and trenchless techniques to work for you today. When you need the job done right the first time around, turn to our skilled team at Allied Trenchless
How do I get in contact with the Allied Trenchless team?
Our local team is here and ready to help with your Montana water main and sewer line projects. You can learn more about us and our industry-leading trenchless repair and replacement services by calling our friendly team or by reaching out through our online contact form. For all your commercial and municipal project needs, trust Allied Trenchless.