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.
“6 months ago we discovered a significant leak in our main drain for our swimming pool. We were losing over 2,000 gallons of water a day. Drain pipe replacement would have caused a nearly complete new pool but Drain Services pipe liner system allowed a repair with no excavation or digging at a significant savings in both time and money. Kevin planned on a one week repair time and that is the only down time that we had…no concrete curing and then paint curing. Our pool was back in action after a week instead of the potential 35 to 40 days required for any other repair option. If you have a pipe leak in any size pipe over 2 inches, I would give them a call. The repair is guaranteed for a lifetime and the first six months are so far good.”
“Kevin really helped us when we had sewage backing up into our basement. He took care of us every step of the way and got everything fixed. We are truly grateful.”
“I called Kevin and described my situation and he had a camera underground with a diagnosis and a series of options with prices in under 2 hours! Along the way, we discussed some other problems and future plans with my wash room, a laundry sink and floor drains which were all added with almost no extra cost to the original quote! Very prompt, professional service!”
“Kevin’s knowledge, experience, and integrity saved me thousands of dollars!! He is a true professional, whether residential or commercial he will get the job done properly and affordably. Kevin utilizes innovative technology and presents creative ideas to solve complex plumbing issues.”