Pneumatic, or air powered, Hole Hogs are essential tools for many aspects of construction and repair. The Hole Hog may be used by contractors, water repair companies, electric companies, and even cable television installers. The Hole Hog helps to keep driveways, pavement, and landscaping intact when a repair or installation is taking place. Using a Hole Hog can help to keep costs low because the tunnels made are self-contained and already clean, lowering cost of labor time and clean up.
A Hole Hog is a machine comprised of one unit of high alloy steel which is then used to burrow under existing structures or sections of earth. The design is simple and does not have any welded areas or moveable pieces that may be easily damaged during use. Because the design of the Hole Hog is unique and allows for air to be passed more accurately, the speed and efficiency make the Hole Hog a wiser choice than traditional digging tools. A pneumatic tool such as this needs only a couple of workers and an air compressor to complete the job. It will easily penetrate roots, rocks, and other various underground obstacles. A Hole Hog tool can even make working in frozen winterized dirt and soil a breeze. The use of a tool, such as this one, will minimize the amount of time a home owner’s life would be disrupted by repair or construction work. The work can be done at a faster and more efficient rate so a normal routine can be reestablished quickly.
Traditional water line repair can be messier, time consuming, and labor intensive. Traditional repairs usually consist of replacing old galvanized or copper water lines, which tend to break down over years of normal use and wear and tear. The old worn pipes are replaced with newer HDPE pipes. HDPE stands for high density polyethylene and it is flexible, chemically resistant and corrosion free pipe material. Leaks from these older styles of piping situations may start out small and virtually unnoticeable except for the increasing utility bill.
Another factor in the breakdown of piping material is frozen earth. When the ground freezes in harsher climates, the pipes are pressurized by the stress of the frozen, hard ground. When the pipe does completely break down, there is no room for delay in repairing.
A qualified service professional should be contacted immediately when water pipes are damaged. Having a professional that can offer the options and benefits of the pneumatic Hole Hog is always a wise choice and should ensure that the repair or installation will be completed with less mess and faster results than other companies.