With the advent of technologies such as pipe bursting and development of other pipe rehabilitation products, municipal projects have become less costly and easier to accomplish. This means more townships can afford to update their infrastructures, manhole repair and pipe rehabilitation will cause less disturbance to traffic flow and pipe and manhole rehabilitation projects take less construction time.
When your municipality is faced with a large scale storm water management project, or simply needs to replace a short section of sewer line, selecting the right manhole and pipe rehabilitation manufacturers for the project is crucial to its success. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting pipe rehab manufacturers:
- Availability of specialty pipe and manhole rehab equipment in your part of the country
- Size and type of pipe rehab required on your project
- Municipal budget set aside for infrastructure improvements
Assess availability of pipe rehabilitation manufacturers in your project areaPipe and manhole rehabilitation manufacturers often limit the availability of their products and services to certain service areas for reasons such as cost of transport of specialty equipment. It may be difficult to find a pipe rehab contractor available in your immediate project area.
Determine the right type of pipe or manhole rehabilitation equipment for your projectMany new technologies exist in infrastructure rehabilitation. It can be difficult to narrow down the right type of equipment for your project. During the pre-design phase, examine all available technologies and see which best suits your application.
Keep project costs down by selecting the right pipe or manhole rehabilitation productsAssess your options during the design phase of the project and you'll have a better understanding of what is possible and the costs involved in the technology you've chosen. To find the right supplier or contractor, you must get several detailed quotes from the short list of providers from the early design phase of the project.
- Hiring the right engineering company for your municipal infrastructure project is just as important as getting the right pipe and manhole rehabilitation equipment. Be sure to interview several civil engineers, licensed and experienced in new pipe rehab technologies, before signing on the dotted line.