No Need to Fear the Inconvenience of Sewer Repair With Trenchless Options
Homeowners today face many important issues related to the overall value and functionality of their homes; from maintaining a clean yard to drain cleaning just to name a couple. One of the things many people tend to neglect until something goes wrong is sewer repair.
Many homeowners don’t realize that if their sewer system is over 40 years old, it’s probably time to start looking for a replacement system. Even the ones that are aware often times still neglect to tend to their old sewer because they expect it to be a long, daunting task that will require weeks (if not months) of excavation and then restitution work on a backyard they might have recently had landscaped.
Fortunately, more and more people are becoming aware of what’s known as trenchless sewer repair and trenchless pipe repair. Despite the fact that it’s been around for decades and even available in the residential setting for the last 10 or 15 years, 78% of respondents in one Angie’s List survey had never heard of “no dig” sewer technology.
If you’re part of the majority on this one here’s some information that will help keep your next sewer issue out of sight and out of mind.
Trenchless sewer repair is essentially just what it sounds like, a type of subsurface construction work used to repair sewers without digging massive holes and tearing apart otherwise beautiful yards. One of the techniques utilized by professionals in the industry is known as cured-in-place pipes (CIPP). The CIPP process involves a pipe within a pipe.
Another popular method commonly used is what’s called pipe bursting repairs. In order to go about this process you’ll need an expander head, pulling rods, a pulling machine, a retaining device, and a hydraulic power pack. The expander head and new pipe are pulled into the existing pipe and when in proper place explode the old pipe to make room for the new.
Although trenchless options can sometimes cost more upfront than traditional methods, you’re bound to make that money (not to mention time and aggravation) back on the back end by not having to invest in restorative work.