The last thing you want to deal with after realizing you have to repair your sewers is having to tear up your yard just to do so. Fortunately, there are ways to get around it.
Trenchless sewer repair methods are able to avoid the need for excavation by using processes called pipe lining or bursting. These techniques have actually been on the market for almost 15 years, yet many people are still unaware of them and their advantages. So what benefits can you expect from trenchless pipe repair?
- No eye sores: Nothing compromises a yard’s aesthetics like a giant crater. Traditional sewer line replacement and repair techniques will involve excavating large sections of a yard in order to assess and remove the pipes. Odds are you won’t want your neighbors and friends catching a glimpse of your torn apart yard.
Trenchless sewer repair, on the other hand, will typically involve no digging whatsoever. At most, a contractor will need to dig a small opening in order to access the pipe, but these are relatively unnoticeable and easily filled in.
- Rejuvenation costs: Given that sewer systems usually span throughout a property, there is no telling where a pipe will burst. Not only could landscaping get dug up, but even outdoor structures such as patios and decks could get dismantled as contractors reach the lines.
And even though an estimated 73% of homeowners surveyed said they would pay extra for sewer repairs if it could preserve these outdoor features, avoiding the need to pay for their reconstruction could substantially outweigh the extra fees.
- Quicker repair: As you can probably imagine, excavating a large ditch is no quick or easy task, and that’s not even mentioning the time required to actually repair or replace the pipes, as well as to fill in the channel. With trenchless sewer repair, all of the time can be focused solely on the actual repair or replacement; this will likely make up a fraction of the time spent using traditional methods.
Fixing your sewers does not have to be as painful of an experience as it once was. And with about a quarter of Angie’s List members surveyed in a poll stating they have already replaced their sewer, with another 3% saying it will need to be done in their imminent future, much frustration and expenses could be avoided with trenchless repair methods.