project is especially critical so that everyone is on board with the plan. Follow
up meetings should also occur whenever there is a change to the plan, and
it’s also a good idea to use email, Skype
and other communication tools to keep
everyone in the loop. Remember to be
in contact with media and local officials,
such as police, so the general public can
be aware of what is happening before
and during construction.
Stay in close contact with public works,
engineers and inspectors. Public works
or your utility should be the lead on your
project since their crews will be tasked
with maintaining the finished product.
Ensure that they review the site and
physically go out and walk around it.
They should take photos and video before construction starts to help manage
claims that could come up later. This activity should continue along with daily
written reports, especially when changes
are made to the original plan.
Speak and consult with engineers as often as needed. You will want to have your
inspector closely monitoring the project
— this is someone who knows the rules
and regulations regarding installations
and will help ensure the project gets approved upon completion.
Choose good products and work with
responsible contractors. Your utility will
likely have specs on what you will accept
and use in different situations. Make sure
these products have a great work history
with the backing of other local profes-
Modular and strong: Rainstore3 for underground
stormwater detention, retention, or harvesting systems.
It pays to use high-quality products that are exceptionally durable for pipe repairs or installations.
The HYMAX coupling, for example, allows for repairs to maintain a flexible connection to prevent
damage from post-installation ground shifts and temperature changes.
Determining whether to repair or replace pipe
requires recording and analyzing data and
costs, and close communication between customers, engineers, contractors, inspectors and