How Effective is The Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Trenchless sewer repair is as effective as traditional trench replacement option. The difference for some areas can range from the pipe material available, or expertise from plumbers who only offer one service of pipelining or pipe bursting.

Trenchless Sewer Repair Vs. Traditional Trenching?

Trenchless sewer repairs are a lot less cost effective than the traditional option of trench replacement. Traditional trenching methods involve digging long trenches in your yard. The process includes apart the hardscaping, landscaping, driveways and other ground areas near the area where your trench is.

Traditional trenching jobs can cost $20,000 or more depending on the amount of construction needed.

This process also involves getting approvals from the government, permits, and traffic control (rerouting) for the area that will need to be cut off for the repair.

Trenchless sewer replacement is a newer method for homes. They have been around for about 20 or so years, but many homeowners are not aware of the option.

The most frequent types of trenchless sewer line replacement are:

  • pipe-lining
  • pipe-bursting

About Pipe-Lining

A pipe liner is a flexible tube coated with a resin that is blown or pulled into the damaged pipe which is then inflated into the new pipe. The resin hardens, creating a pipe tube within a pipe. An added benefit of this pipe is that it is joint-less and corrosion resistant. Pipelining is a process of creating a new seamless plastic pipe within the old pipe.

About Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a trenchless sewer replacement method where a large cone shape head is hydraulically pulled by steel cable through the old sewer line, breaking apart the old pipe underground while at the same time pulling into place a seamless HDPE pipe that is the same size or larger than the old pipe.

Costs for trenchless replacement vary, depending on factors like

  • Price for materials
  • Type of soil needed
  • Length of digging required to reach sewers

Trenchless Sewer Replacement Options

Trenchless sewer replacement options can cost 30% to 50% more than conventional digging. Where the trenchless option saves you money is through the permits, traffic rerouting, and restoration work needed to fulfill the traditional method.

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