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The days where your lawn had to be destroyed in order to make some repairs to the underground pipes have passed. Instead, Pipe bursting is a method of “trenchless sewer pipe replacement.” The process is a fairly simple one where a hydraulically controlled cone-shaped head is forced through a damaged sewer line. The head is pulled by a chain. The action ends up destroying the existing underground pipe by forcing it to burst.
At the same time, new pipe is dragged in to position so brand new lines can be installed. The miracle of it all is that there is no digging long trenches through your yard anymore. The old broken pipe is replaced with seamless piping that is either equal to the existing pipe size or a bit bigger.
The Workings of Trenchless Drain Repair
- A Sewer Camera “Sees” the Problem
A professional uses a camera to identify the existing issue with the main sewer lines or the laundry and kitchen lateral pipe lines. This will allow us to give you a sold evaluation and to determine what your repair needs are. A professional will also be able to determine if a trenchless sewer repair is a good option for dealing with your particular repair needs.
- The Damaged Sewer Line is Accessed
In order to view the pipes in question we will dig out two small holes at one end or the other of the damaged sewer run. We will feed through a cable that is connected to a pneumatic jack. The opposing end of the cable is attached to a cone-shaped bursting head.
- The Old Pipe is Strengthened with a New Pipe Insert
A heat-fused, seamless HDPE pipe is attached to the bursting head. Once the bursting head is drawn through the pipe line it will bust up the pipe that already exists. A new pipe pulls in right behind the broken up pipe. It makes no difference if the pipe is made of cast iron; you still get the same results.
Are there Advantages in relation to Pipe Bursting?
The short answer is “Yes,” several.
- Very Little Digging or Damage Necessary
Two small access points are all that is needed for the trenchless installation. This means you do not have to deal with a destroyed lawn, huge, noisy and unattractive excavation tools and equipment at your house, or piles of your dug up yard all over the place. You also do not have to deal with trying to get a subcontractor to give you a good deal on the clean up.
- Money and Time Saver
You do not have to worry about project site remediation expenses with a trenchless pipe repair solution. You will not face the additional cost of having to fix your torn up driveway, sidewalks, walkways, porches and landscaping because very little above ground work is involved.
- Guaranteed Seamless Pipe that is Durable and Strong
Points of weakness in existing sewer lines are the joints and seams, both of which are subject to failure. With high quality seamless piping, you do not have to be concerned with gapped joints, offset joints, or root intrusions. This is why it is a good idea to come to Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services for your Ottawa trenchless repair options.