Pros & Cons: Complete Replacement, Partial Replacement Or Rehab

Budget conversations were a popular topic at the end of last year with many municipalities, public works departments and utilities. We had the opportunity to offer tips to a number of organizations to help them plan for replacement and rehabilitation projects in 2021. One of the recommendations was to determine the work required to correct the issues that the various departments were encountering, which included complete replacement, partial replacement or rehabilitation.

As your organization is thinking through these options, consider the pros and cons of each solution:

Complete Replacement

  • Pro – a complete replacement will extend the life, to possibly 50 years
  • Con – there is a large initial up-front cost

Partial Replacement

  • Pro – an extended life, but it might not be as long as 50 years
  • Con – there is the potential for a large upfront cost

Rehabilitation is the third option, and offers a variety of pros and cons, but it depends on the method selected, and the products used in the rehab.

The best course of action is to research available options, and speak with someone that can help you decide what is best for your organization in the short-term, and in the long-run. Not sure where to turn, contact us. We’re happy to chat through the issues you are facing, and provide a product demonstration to align with your needs.