Trenchless Sewer Repair


trenchless bpMany homeowners wince at the idea of having to replace their water lines or pipes, as well as for good reason; this procedure is both arduous and unsightly. Traditional sewer repair involves the digging of trenches, which can mean a ruined driveway or lawn, in addition to an ugly trench in your front yard.

Fortunately, nowadays there is a substitute for your messy sewer repair process, which is to go trenchless. This forms of line and pipe repair replaces traditional digging and underground make utilization of pipe rehabilitation. Pipes can be rehabilitated by injecting an epoxy liner into damaged lines, which seals all cracks and holes once it cures. Rehabilitation can also happen via pipe bursting, where new pipe is pulled into a little hole into the ground as an instrument breaks up or bursts the old pipe right in front of it.

Rehabilitating pipes means that new drain lines don’t need to be created. This means that your water doesn’t have to be re-routed or turned off. Another benefit is that when a plumber is called to conduct trenchless sewer repair, it can make it much easier to correct future issues with your lines, because any video inspections can be more easily done with updated pipes and lines. Also, access to make any future repairs will only be required from the small access points located at the ends of the pipeline, with no further digging being necessary. A plumbing system that has gone through the rehabilitation process will last for much longer than its traditional counterpart. As well, water flow is greatly improved with rehabilitated lines.images

Similar to anything, there is a disadvantage to choosing the pipe rehabilitation alternative. One is the cost; the equipment found in trenchless sewer repair is more expensive than that helpful for traditional pipe and line work. Some additional digging can be required with the rehabilitation option if no harm to nearby gas, electrical or other lines has to be confirmed by workers prior to beginning the procedure. However, this will usually occur with hand-digging. Should your yard contains shrubs, trees or other landscaping elements, these may prefer to be removed prior to beginning the rehabilitation process. Some types of pipe and line rehabilitation might not be possible. Some states have prohibited pipe bursting. In other cases, pipes which are jointed are not able to be rehabilitated through the pipe bursting process. In addition, your pipes can be too old to be rehabilitated, which could end up in double costs in calling out a plumber to do trenchless replacement, and then requiring more equipment for full pipe or line replacement. The best advice is to seek out a professional in every case, because both the traditional and trenchless line replacement or rehabilitation options require specific knowledge. Neglecting to do so might lead to dual costs, while the second plumbing company will have to clean up the mess made by the very first company before replacement or rehabilitation can begin.


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October 16, 2014 |
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