Sewer and Pipe Repair in SE Philadelphia PA
We combine new trenchless technologies with disciplined job site practices to give superior results
We are third generation licensed plumbers and mechanical contractors. For over 35 years we have worked in all facets of the piping trade from residential repairs to steam power plants to oxygen lines in medical facilities. We bought our first piece of pipe bursting equipment in 1999 and as we’ve gained experience and invested in related technologies, our reputation as trenchless problem solvers has grown.
Our current list of “trenchless” solutions include:
Most of the trenchless work we do is on buried piping. However some of our work is on piping which is only “buried” figuratively. Piping so inaccessible or difficult to get to that a traditional approach would be difficult, costly, unsafe, or just inconvenient.
Trenchless technology is rapidly evolving. There is an ever-growing range of equipment and approaches available. Each equipment piece has its own niche and its own quirks and concerns. In evaluating a trenchless contractor, his experience and a close working relationship with equipment designers are important predicators of success and efficiency. Pipeshark has completed thousands of installations and frequently confers with others in the industry all across the U.S. as well as in some other countries.
As we became proficient in this new industry, we realized that eliminating the need for total excavation presented an opportunity to re-examine the whole process of pipe installation to see what generally accepted negatives associated with excavation we could now eliminate or reduce. Pipeshark has analyzed many tasks to see how they could be modified to decrease site disturbance, time, and risks. This led us to develop our first “tree friendly” process in 2003, which not only included trenchless methods as its cornerstone but went further and adopted arborist-approved best practices to minimize assaults on tree health. These often included simple things not directly related to excavation, such as moving materials and equipment in a way to reduce the soil compaction, which lowers oxygen uptake by shallow roots — simple processes impacting tree health for years to come. It’s just one example of how small changes can create big benefits for our clients. It all begins with caring.