Over time, sewer pipes will crack, corrode and even burst. Or they may just get clogged up with mud and debris or tree roots. For buildings that are more than 40 years old, sewer lines should be inspected and may need to be replaced. That means if your building was built in the 1970s, it may be time to check out your sewer line replacement options. Trenchless sewer repair and replacement is both efficient and cost-effective.
Sewer repair without the noise and dust
Trenchless pipe replacement technology has been around for least ten to fifteen years, and there are now a range of updated and newly developed trenchless repairing techniques. The new technologies offer a number of advantages to homeowners as well as to plumbers, contractors and municipalities. Your existing pipes can be repaired or replaced without digging trenches that will interrupt your daily life or business.
For homes and businesses, trenchless sewer replacement is a convenient option for what is essentially a very messy job. Trenchless sewer repair does away with the need for digging up the entire line. Existing pipes can be repaired or replaced by introducing the new lining or pipe inside the old one. The old pipes can then be fractured outward.
Inspections can prevent clogged, leaking and burst sewers
Most people only find out that their sewer system has a problem the hard way: when it manifests itself as a crisis. This may be a flooded basement due to a backed up sewer, a burst pipe spewing water all over your backyard, or a clogged drain. One of the commonest problems that can go unnoticed for year is a slow leaking pipe. On average such a leak in an ordinary household can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water every year.
Leaks and cracks appear due to age, because pipes corrode, or due to tree roots seeking water. An inspection can ascertain the extent of the damage and the kinds of repairs that will be needed.
Trenchless sewer line replacement costs a little more, but it’s worth it
The cost for a sewer inspection is between $250 to $350. When it comes to repairs, trenchless sewer line replacement can cost more than the traditional method of digging trenches. The cost can be up to 30 to 50% higher, but trenchless repairs will still turn out to be more cost effective, because they will save thousands of dollars on restoration work. That’s because trenchless repair does away with all the digging. Only two pits are needed at both ends of the pipe to be replaced.
Homeowners who choose trenchless sewer repair will be glad to learn that their prized and carefully maintained landscaping, plantings and brick floored patios will not have to be torn up just so the sewer line can be repaired. That is worth the extra cost in itself. With no digging, you and your family are also spared the noise, dust and overall disruption. Trenchless repair is also quicker and much, much cleaner than the conventional method of digging trenches.
So if your building is older and needs sewer repair, trenchless might be the best choice for you.