In this day and age, with all the many improvements in drainage technology, it is becoming increasingly common for trenchless techniques to be deployed by specialist engineers to deal with severely damaged pipes and drainage systems. However, there are still instances where traditional trench excavation work is necessary.
Should it not be possible to repair the pipes or drains using these modern methods, then new pipes may have to be installed in the street or area where the project is located, by digging up the surrounding soil to access the pipework.
If you use an established drainage contractor for your public or private sector drain maintenance work, you can be sure that the team of engineers taking on these big contracts will be highly trained individuals with experience of working within confined spaces as well as on the public highway. They will also look to carry out the work with the minimum amount of disruption.
All health and safety regulations will be met and the excavation personnel will always carry out risk assessments and plan the work thoroughly before the installation of the replacement pipework begins. So be careful when selecting a contractor that is able to meet all these requirements.