Pipes are always a pain to fix around the house — especially if they’re underground! Sewage pipe systems are notoriously difficult to repair considering they’re buried deep underground. In order to get to them, repair crews often have to dig large trenches in one’s front yard or back yard (at times, both) in order to access them. Not only is this method considerably inconvenient, it also tends to cause further damage to the property and often required additional restoration work. As a result, homeowners are sometimes reluctant to have their sewage pipes repaired, even if it’s urgent.
However, a relatively new method is available for homeowners that does not require massive trenches in order to fix the pipes. Trenchless drain repair is relatively simple and considerably convenient for homeowners. Instead of ripping out large chunks of a lawn, trenchless pipe repair uses the existing pipe framework to guide the new pipes in. Basically, a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is inserted into the faulty pipes through a small incision made in the lawn or house. Jointless and seamless, the CIPP effortlessly glides through the existing pipe into the other side of the pipes. Once put in place, the CIPP pipe is inflated and effectively replaces the former pipe.
Though trenchless pipe lining has been around for about 10 to 15 years, only a small amount of homeowners have heard of it. A recent poll conducted by Angie’s List found that 78% of respondents had never heard of “no dig” pipe replacement before. Which is a shame, considering its effectiveness and its ability to keep your lawns intact. Though trenchless drain repair can be 30-50% more expensive than the conventional method, the amount a homeowner can save on restoration costs often needed for the conventional method more than makes up for it.
Trenchless pipe installation makes repairing your vital sewer pipes a breeze (at least compared to the alternative)! For more information about trenchless sewer pipe work, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.