Failures can happen in any construction or underground infrastructure project. Whether the catastrophe is the product of oversight, negligence, or poor planning, the result is a setback that can ruin budgets and blur time constraints.
Fortunately, risk assessment is a vital component of planning that any reputable company doesn’t take lightly. Here’s a look at how these we avoid failure through risk assessment, and why any underground infrastructure project requires timely planning and communication.
Why Do Some Underground Infrastructure Projects Fail?
Most underground infrastructure projects center around the flow of water, whether it’s sewer, water lines, or other piping. However, project planners must consider a number of potential issues in the planning phase of the project. Without this organization and forethought, the result can be disastrous. So why do some projects fail?
- Cracks in the piping system
- Obstacles to water flow such as tree roots or man-made objects
- Positional deviation due to incorrect planning, natural disasters, or soil settling
- Mechanical breakdown
With so many variables, project managers must research and assess every potential failure as a way to avoid them.
When it comes to underground infrastructure engineering, experience matters! EPS Inc dba Express Plumbing has been providing civil engineering and underground construction services in the Bay Area for over two decades. We strive for perfection by having all the equipment and most experienced staff on each project we perform. Our work is evident throughout the Bay Area above and below ground.
How Risk Assessment Prevents Failure in Underground Infrastructure Projects
Risk can never be wholly eliminated. But risk assessment can drastically mitigate any potential hazards. Therefore, every underground infrastructure project must undergo a period of risk assessment.
In particular, the advent of trenchless digging has posed a threat to many infrastructure projects, simply because what lies beneath the surface is relatively unknown. However, pairing a knowledgeable underground contractor with realistic project parameters and subjective judgment can lower the overall risk, while also creating contingency plans in unforeseen circumstances. Ask our residential, commercial and municipal customers about the hundreds of successful projects EPS has performed throughout the Bay Area.
Following Up on Underground Infrastructure Projects
Building upon risk assessment, following up on the performance of underground infrastructure is tantamount to success and necessary maintenance. The methods of such performance testing vary depending on the type of project. But we conduct routine inspections to ensure everything works correctly.
In addition, governments and contractors work closely together and develop a plan to alert the public about projects and digging hazards. Most states now have phone numbers or websites that allow homeowners to inquire about utilities and pipes before they dig, effectively mitigating the chance for damage to existing infrastructure.
Why You Should Choose a Reputable Underground Contractor in the Bay Area
Although underground infrastructure projects can fail for a variety of reasons, the contractor plays a crucial role in success. Not only should municipalities choose a reputable contractor, but it should also search for companies that have dozens—if not hundreds—of projects to its credit. Furthermore, these contractors should also have the equipment to get the job done and an experienced staff. By combining all of these facets, the chance for underground infrastructure failure is far less, especially in combination with due diligence and risk assessment.
Through risk assessment and regular performance checks, underground infrastructure projects are a durable and dependable part of overall infrastructure. But only when you select the right contractor. With a reliable contractor, the risk of failure becomes an afterthought. The only aspect left is a product that improves the quality of life for citizens and government.
EPS Inc dba Express Plumbing is the go-to underground contractor in the Bay Area because no project is too small, too large, or too complicated for us to handle. We rely on our fleet of advanced equipment and experienced staff to provide a successful completed project every time.
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