Most homeowners don’t know it yet, but sewer replacement and repair does not need to be the long, drawn out, and dreaded affair that it usually is. Trenchless sewer repair, which has been around for around 15 years, eliminates the need to excavate your old sewer line. Considering the inconvenience and headache of traditional sewer repair, it’s a wonder why more homeowners haven’t jumped on the trenchless train.
Here’s How It Works
First, experienced workmen will diagnose the problem using a video camera to complete a pipe inspection. If the problem identified requires a pipe replacement or lining replacement, a pipe liner is blown or slid into the existing pipe and then inflated. The resin coating the outside of the inflatable tube hardens, hence the name “cured in pipe placement.” If the problem is an obstruction — such as built up waste or encroaching roots — professionals may use a high powered jet to force pressure down the pipes and blow the obstructions down the line.
Here’s What You’ll Save
- Your Lawn – Don’t tear up the lawn you’ve worked so hard on just to get at a couple of pipes for a few hours. The trenches dug for conventional sewer repair can do permanent damage to your lawn or other landscaped features.
- Hardscaping and Landscaping – If you are like 73% of surveyed homeowners, you’d pay more for sewer pipe replacement if it could preserve your existing landscaping. And why shouldn’t you? The additional cost of redoing your yard is far more than the cost of this non-invasive technique.
- Time – The time spend on either side of the actual repair work when it comes to traditional sewer repair is taken up with digging and refilling the dreaded trench. By eliminating these two time consuming steps, you get back your plumbing faster and save money on labor costs.
What’s to lose? Don’t be afraid to go trenchless.