Trenchless sewer repair and trenchless pipe repair are terms relating to procedures that involve fixing things like water mains with little to no actual digging being done. While this type of technology has been around for more than 10 years, it’s been only in recent years that it’s gained popularity among homeowners for residential purposes. Even still, 78% of respondents in a recent Angie’s List survey said that they had never heard of “no dig” sewer technology.
There are two main ways of performing trenchless sewer repair. Pipe bursting and pipe lining. Pipe lining involves what’s known as cured-in-place pipes or CIPP. Basically, resin or epoxy is coated inside flexible tubes, which is then blown or pulled into the damaged pipe. The coating then hardens and you’re left with a pipe that is corrosion resistant. this can take anywhere from one to 30 hours depending on the job. Pipe bursting requires an entire new pipe to be pulled through the old damaged one and literally fracturing it outwards.
Here are three reasons why you should consider one of these trenchless sewer repair options the next time you’re in need of services.
1.) Non-Invasive: Unlike traditional sewer repair replacement, which requires significant digging and damage to your yard and surrounding area, trenchless sewer repair at most will require a small hole to be dug. This will save you not only the eyesore of having to look at your beautiful landscape being destroyed, but also the money and time it will take to return it back to normal.
2.) Cost-Effective: In many cases trenchless options can save you up to 50% when compared to the cost of traditional digging services. Ontop of the cost up front there’s also the restoration expenses you have to consider.
3.) Speed: Overall, these services can be performed in a fraction of the time it would take to do a digging project. Traditional methods require planning, obtaining permits in some cases, the actual digging, fixing the pipe, and then the work to put your yard back together. Trenchless sewer repair achieves the same results but without all the time and hassle.
Choose trenchless the next time your in need of sewer or pipe repairs and you won’t be disappointed.