If you love music, you dream about getting your hands on the best home stereo equipment you can find. The best speakers, subwoofer, receiver…maybe even the best turntable if you prefer your music on vinyl. So now that you’ve bought all that stuff, you’re guaranteed the best audio experience, right? Of course not. Before you can listen to your record, you have to connect it all. And before you connect it, you need to figure out what the best layout is for an optimal listening experience. Just designing a surround sound system is complex…much less wiring it!
The point is this: Buying the best equipment is just the first step in being the best. Installing it correctly is even more important.
When you watch programs on HGTV, you’ll see some pretty awesome stereo systems installed as part of home makeovers. But then, upstairs, they’ll be remodeling the kitchen. Perhaps they’ll remove some walls to make the living area more open. It’s amazing how one remodeler can have so much knowledge on such a wide variety of tasks!
Of course they don’t. They’ve got experience, but architects and remodelers rely on a number of specialists to make sure that a job is done correctly. Buildings are complex projects made up of complex tasks, and they can’t take risks by being a “master of none.”
Pipeline projects are the same way. Or, more accurately, they should be the same way. There are a wide number of steps that go into designing and constructing a pipeline…and yet some workers are expected to complete a huge variety of diverse tasks.
Some are obviously handled by specialists. For example, no one would ask John Doe to weld sections of pipeline together. The potential for disaster would be tremendous. A natural gas leak would be a much more dangerous accident than a broken drain tile, of course. But too many people underestimate the damage of the latter. And that’s a mistake.
Faulty drain tile repair results in flooding of agricultural land, killing crops and harming the livelihood of farmers. This happens time and time again.
It’s not the fault of workers; much of the blame lies in the equipment used. For years, construction companies have built drain tile repair bridges from sandbags. Hundreds of pieces, just waiting to collapse and break the new drain tile they support. Thankfully, Mad Dog Foam Bridges have solved this issue. But there’s still the question of making the repair itself. It doesn’t require a license, like welding, but it’s not a simple task either. Tile repair can go awry, and the pipeline construction company is left footing the bill.
That’s why Mad Dog Materials has expanded to go beyond simply offering the best supplies and technology for drain tile repair. We also offer experienced teams of contractors, who are trained in working with drain tile and Mad Dog products.