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If you want to be able to protect your structures, driveway, hardscaping, and landscaping and to avoid tearing up all of the latter because suddenly you need to get to underground water pipes, consider a trenchless sewer pipe replacement. By installing the trenchless option now, you can avoid future costs associated with the destruction of your yard and having to get access to pipes the hard way.
With the average trench, you have to dig up a section in front of the house, and the traffic may also have to be redirected: This is particularly true when repairs are necessary on the sewer lines and property owned by the city.
For the last decade and a half trenchless pipe replacements have been an available option for homeowners. Nevertheless, so many homeowners do not even know that there is such an option available. Pipe bursting and pipeline are the most common types of trenchless line replacements.
The most common types of trenchless sewer line replacement are pipe lining and pipe bursting. When it comes to pipe bursting it is a process involving the act of pulling a new pipe through an old, damaged pipe. As the new pipe is pulled through the old the old pipe is fractured outward simultaneously. This process often requires that access holes are dug up, each of which are located at the extremes of the lateral pipe. In regard to pipe bursting this method can be used even if the lateral pipe is collapsed as long as there is drag room allowing the passage of a cable through the damaged, old piping. The method is durable, long lasting and cost effective.
Trenchless repairs can be as high as 30 percent to 50 percent over the cost of traditional repairs, but if you can save thousands in restorative work, the initial price for trenchless pipe repair is more than worth it. How much trenchless pipe repair costs is dependent on several conditions including:
- How deep your pipes are underground
- The type of soil
- The price of materials
A cured-in-placed-pipe or pipe liner is a resin-coated tube that is inserted into a damaged pipe and inflated. The resin will harden and this establishes a hard pipe inside the damaged pipe: One that is corrosion resistant and jointless. Pipe Lining diminishes the interior diameter of the original lateral pipe connecting the main sewer line and home. The reduction in diameter is about 1/4 inch and will not diminish pipe functioning or flower. To achieve the pipe lining method only a single access hole is really necessary.
If you are interested in the possibility of trenchless pipe repair, it is time to talk to a pro. The trenchless means of repair may not be ideal in every situation and is dependent on pipe configuration and condition. Sewer line professionals and plumbers at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services can advise you best about your options.