In tough economic times like these, trying to save money is at the top of everyone’s priority list. It’s not only homeowners trying to save money though. Cities and municipalities are also looking for ways to save money anywhere they can. One major expense facing municipalities is due to infiltration and inflow, or I&I. I&I refers to infiltration of storm and ground water making it’s way into cracks and joints along broken sewer pipes. When the storm water mixes with the waste water, two major problems arise. The first problem that arises is the amount of water coming into the city main more than doubles. The influx of water causes major sewage backups because there isn’t anywhere for the water to go. The pressure builds to the point of sewage backing up into the lines of the homeowners, and in extreme cases, even blowing the lids off the manholes. The second problem that arises is the cost factor. Treating waste water is expensive. When sewers are cracked and broken and ground water is mixing in with waste water, the city has to, unnecessarily, treat double the amount of water.
Cities like Naperville, Illinois are getting so desperate for a solution to this crisis that they have introduced a tax-funded initiative, cost-sharing program. This cost-sharing program involves re-lining the sewer, thus sealing up any cracks that exist where roots and storm water is infiltrating.
This was the case for a homeowner in Naperville, Illinois. A camera inspection showed that his old clay tile sewer was full of bad joints, cracks, and roots. It was an I&I disaster. Not wanting to dig up his whole yard, he called Ben Franklin Northern Illinois. Ben Franklin Northern Illinois offers trenchless sewer lining with less mess at a fraction of the cost.
How? You might Ask!
By using the revolutionary Perma-Liner trenchless technology, all it requires is an access point, which was dug and had a cleanout added to it. The pipe was then cleaned with a hydro-jet. Then, with air pressure, the new sewer line is blown in through the existing pipe. It only takes 8-12 hours to cure. What you’re left with is a brand new sewer line with a 50 year transferable warranty. Since there are no seams or joints, it is impossible for ground water to enter. If you are a Naperville resident, these tax dollar incentives are going to run out, so call Ben Franklin Northern Illinois for a camera inspection today!