If you’ve ever been a part of a traditional sewer pipeline repair, you understand the impact it can leave on the environment. The tangible changes, such as ground surface disruption, are just one part of how traditional construction causes harm. In response to this negative impact, trenchless construction has emerged as an innovative solution.
Minimizing Environmental Impact With Trenchless Construction
From increased CO2 emissions to road diversions, traditional methods are becoming outdated in place of the trenchless revolution. Trenchless construction is an eco-friendly solution that solves many of the issues that traditional repair methods cause.
Trenchless construction methods, such as SEKISUI SPR’s Spiral Wound Lining, use advanced technology to complete full repairs without the need to dig into the ground. This type of repair method has endless benefits for both the environment and the surrounding community. Below are just a few of the top benefits that trenchless construction methods provide during a sewer repair.
Less CO2 Emissions
According to a recent study, gas pipelines make up 44% of carbon polluters. This level of CO2 emission can cause damaging greenhouse gases to enter the environment. Fortunately, trenchless pipeline repair methods require significantly less energy than a traditional method. The advanced technology used in repair methods, such as Spiral Wound Lining, is able to speed up the process without additional energy strain. This lessened need for high levels of energy can reduce the amount of CO2 emissions that occur from a repair, lowering greenhouse gas pollution.
Reduced Air Pollution
In addition to greenhouse gases, traditional pipeline repair methods can release other harmful substances into the air. Air pollution has a variety of side effects, particularly in regard to human and wildlife health. To reduce the hazardous substances that are emitted during a traditional sewer pipeline repair, many professionals are switching to trenchless construction methods. On top of reducing air pollution, trenchless construction methods strictly follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Air pollution isn’t the only detrimental side effect of traditional construction methods. The extensive digging that is used for traditional methods greatly impacts the wildlife. It’s not often that the homes of nearby wildlife are considered during the construction process. This can force animals to relocate and disrupt the ecosystem of the area. Since trenchless construction can be done without this extensive digging, the largest concern for wildlife is loud noises that may scare them off for a short while.
Limited Surface Disruption
One of the many perks of choosing trenchless construction for sewer pipeline repairs is the lack of surface disruption that occurs. There’s no need for extensive digging, meaning that the ground remains relatively undisturbed. There’s no need for road diversions or blocked sidewalks. Animal habitats are left intact. The community can carry on as normal without the disturbance that traditional methods can cause.
Last, but certainly not least, trenchless construction methods are a lower-cost alternative to traditional methods. By using more advanced techniques, trenchless sewer repairs can be completed in a more timely manner using less labor. While there are other factors that may play a part in the overall cost of a trenchless sewer repair, the final cost will often be less than a traditional option.
SEKISUI SPR’s Trenchless Revolution
At SEKISUI SPR, we take exponential strides to innovate and expand the trenchless construction revolution. Our Spiral Wound Lining technology can fully restore damaged or deteriorated sewer pipelines without harming the environment. We use a completely manual method to repair and extend the lifespan of your pipelines.
Contact our team today to learn how we can help you minimize the environmental impact with a trenchless construction option!