Landscaping is expensive, as every homeowner knows. Even a green lawn is expensive to plant. Then add in the cost of flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, bushes and shrubs. It makes no sense to dig them all up to fix a sewer line.
For the last decade and a half, homeowners have had an alternative solution to conventional sewer pipe repair, called trenchless technology. Here is a look at how it can save you mess, time and money.
What Is Trenchless Technology?
Trenchless technology doesn’t require endless digging to find the problem in a broken or clogged sewer line. Instead, it needs just one or two holes to replace the old pipes. This saves your expensive landscaping and gets the work done much more quickly.
There are two types of trenchless sewer repair:
CIPP pipe lining.
Sometimes called cured-in-place pipes, or CIPP, this involves pulling flexible tube through a damaged sewer pipe. It is coated with resin and inflated after it is in place. The resin hardens, which produces a new pipe within the old, damaged pipe. This new pipe is strong, resists corrosion and doesn’t have joints, which can leak as they age.
In this method, a new pipe is drawn through the old, damaged one. At the same time, the old one is burst, or ruptured outward, leaving just the new pipe in place. It can even be used if the old pipe has fallen in.
These pipes are strong and long lasting. They are considered as strong as new pipes. They meet or exceed industry standards and last over 50 years.
These pipes also don’t corrode and they are jointless. Both of these features make them less likely to be damaged in the future.
What Is the Cost?
This is a very cost-effective solution to sewer pipe repair. The upfront cost is higher in many cases. However, it is a cost-effective solution when restoration work is considered.
With traditional methods, the plumber must dig several long trenches throughout your yard. It is the only way he can locate and get access to the damaged pipe. The result is a yard with big swathes of missing lawn and gardens. The contractor may even have to dig around, under and even through patios, walkways, driveways and garage floors and walls.
In addition, in many areas local city laws require that the homeowner pay the cost of digging up the street to get to the municipal sewer. This involves the cost of rerouting traffic and paying for any damage that occurs.
With trenchless technology, you don’t have to restore your landscaping after the sewer line is found and fixed. You don’t need to replant the grass or add new flower plants, bushes and trees.
Since the contractor didn’t need to damage the walkways, driveways, patios or other structures while doing the work, you don’t have to pay the high cost of getting them repaired.
Since you don’t have to spend money on restoration work, your costs are limited to the actual sewer pipe repair. This can save an enormous amount of money.
Call the pipe professionals today for a free, no-obligation quote for the best use of trenchless technology.