Winter Plumbing Tips for 2023December 01, 2022
Only a few plumbing disasters can compare to the annoyance of sewer damage. A clogged or broken sewer pipe normally means your plumbing system is out of service before you can afford to excavate and fix it, which can be costly and disruptive.
But what if there was another option? Trenchless sewer repair provides an intact and functional sewer without the cost and inconvenience of excavation. In this article, we'll look at what trenchless sewer repair is and how it can support your home and plumbing system.
Trenchless sewer repair is a technique for fixing and replacing sewer lines without having to dig up the ground (or digging a trench). Since you can't see sewage lines that are underground, you'll need to dig up your yard to get access to the pipes just to find out what's wrong. Repairing a sewer line can be costly, as you would pay for the excavation, sewer fix, yard reconstruction, and driveway or structure rehabilitation. Trenchless sewer repair prevents all of this by repairing the sewer using modern technologies with just one or two small access holes.
Here’s how it works.
A sewer camera inspection is normally the first step. Allowing your plumber to take a closer look at what's going on within your sewer pipes will help you to assess the severity of your sewer problem and ensure that all repairs and costs are justified.
Pipe lining is a trenchless repair method that needs only one access hole and is effective for minimal damage. The damaged pipe is blown or pulled into a flexible, resin-coated tube that is inflated to the correct shape. It is then cured and the resin hardens until it is in place. As a result of the formation of a tube inside your current weakened pipe, the former diameter of your sewer is decreased by around a fourth of an inch. Your new pipe, on the other hand, can carry sewage and is corrosion resistant, making it an excellent alternative to excavation.
Pipelining could not be successful if the lateral pipe has collapsed. You can also use the trenchless approach pipe bursting in this case if you can drag a cable through an old pipe. Pipe bursting involves pulling a new tube through an old pipe while simultaneously ‘bursting' the old pipe outward.
As a homeowner, the costs of conventional sewer rehabilitation and excavation are usually too high. Trenchless sewer repair has the following advantages as a less invasive option:
Excavation involves destroying the lawn and driveway, as well as potentially disturbing buildings such as garages. It's possible that you'll have to pay to divert traffic away from your street while you're digging.
Trenchless sewer repair can cost up to 50% more for the actual modification, but when you factor in the costs of excavation, landscaping, and reconstruction, trenchless sewer repair is much more cost-effective.
Trenchless sewer repairs usually take less than a day or two, when in comparison to weeks for excavation.
Repairs that are permanent, follow industry requirements, and are intended to last for decades – not just an "easy fix."
Who wants to dig up their yard? Trenchless technology has so many benefits over conventional methods. If you have sewer damage, make it a priority to find out if trenchless repair is an option for you.