Sewer lines are among the busiest pipes in your household. With so much water and waste regularly passing through, their deterioration is inevitable. If left unchecked, the question is not if, but when they’ll suffer root intrusion, corrode with time, crack, clog, or downright break.
To Dig or Not to Dig
True, most people never really pay any attention to their sewage until it becomes unbearably smelly, and that’s exactly when immediate sewer repair is required. This would be a big issue if we were still stuck with the old methods of digging out entire neighborhoods to replace a single pipe. Nowadays, with trenchless technology, we can repair your sewer lines without turning the yard inside out. With one or two access points and no mess behind, pipes can be either repaired or replaced and in a way that saves both time and money.
Types of Trenchless Sewer Repair
Digging is still not dead; it could be the preferred choice in specific scenarios. But no-dig sewage repair took over as the dominant form of line repair years ago. Two types of trenchless technology stand out, pipe bursting and CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) pipe lining. The former involves pulling in a new pipe which, as it sets, shatters the old one into pieces. We use bursting when a pipe has sustained considerable damage.
Sewer pipe lining, on the other hand, is the more elegant solution; a special fiberglass tube full of epoxy resin is inserted into the old pipe and is then steam blown until the tube content spreads and hardens. The end result is a pipe-within-a-pipe solution, evenly and elegantly set.
Old or new, classic sewers are susceptible to damage. Trenchless technology has not only made it easier to carry out these repairs but has also allowed us to prolong the life of pipes previously installed. A rough estimate would be that with our sewer line repair and regular check-ups your newly lined pipes can last for at least another 50 years.