Trenchless Sewer Repair Methods Explained
Over time every residential, commercial and property owner will face replacing or repairing their sewer pipe. It’s often an expensive project. Those costs aren’t limited to the plumber’s bill. Sewer line replacement can lead to expensive repairs to buildings, basements, driveways, sidewalks and landscaping depending on the nature and location of the damage pipe. Repairing the sewer line under a parking lot can cost needed sales for a business.
Fortunately with recent advancements in sewer pipe repair technology the days of tearing up your landscape or yard or that deck and patio you just finished last year are now a thing of the past.
Here’s how it works
There are 2 methods of trenchless sewer repair technologies, and both of them are faster, easier, and more affordable than the old, now outdated “dig up and replace” that involves the nightmare of ripping up your property.
Trenchless Sewer Pipe Relining
Sewer Pipe Relining is the very latest in sewer repair technology and requires minimal or no digging. The process involves blowing in a new seamless liner the entire length of your old sewer line from one small access point with a special machine that uses air pressure. The new liner is first saturated with a special mixture of epoxy resin. Once the new sewer liner is in place, a bladder is then inserted the entire length of the new liner and expanded with high pressure steam that perfectly molds the new liner inside the old sewer line. Once the new liner cures, usually in just a few hours, the bladder is then removed. You are now left with a seamless, super strong new sewer line that is stronger than the original pipe and rated to last over 50 years. This new liner is air tight, water tight, and so strong, tree roots cannot penetrate it – the leading cause of sewer line failure.
Trenchless Sewer Pipe Bursting
Sewer Pipe Bursting is another new method of trenchless sewer repair that also requires very little digging. Two small access holes are dug at each end of the existing sewer line. A cable is inserted at one end and fed through the existing sewer pipe to the other end and attached to the front of a cone shaped tool called a bursting head. The bursting head is securely fastened to a brand new high grade polyethylene sewer pipe. Using a very powerful hydraulic winch, the bursting head is pulled through the existing sewer line easily breaking it up while towing the new pipe in behind it. The result is a brand new seamless sewer line that is highly resistant to root intrusion, water infiltration and rated to last for 50+ years.
Either Option Saves You Money, Time, and Your Property
Thanks to these new technologies, sewer repair is now faster, cheaper, and doesn’t require ripping up your yard, porches, walkways, or driveways.