No homeowner looks forward to news that his or her home's sewer line needs repair or replacement. This and other pipe and plumbing problems are common issues that can rack up a hefty bill. When traditional backhoe methods are used, sewer line repair also means big landscaping messes as workers dig up the yard to reach the line. Most homeowners don't know that this doesn't have to be the case, however. You can choose trenchless sewer line repair and avoid the high cost and disruption that goes hand in hand with the traditional method.
What is trenchless sewer line repair?
There are two different methods used for trenchless sewer line repair. Neither requires the massive digging that the old standard method uses.
Pipe Lining: Using the pipe lining method, the sewer contractor inserts a flexible tube into the old sewer pipe. This tube is coated with a special resin. The tube is inflated after it has been fully inserted and the resin hardens, forming a new pipe within the old pipe. This process only requires one small hole to be dug near the old sewer line.
Pipe Bursting: In the pipe bursting method, a new pipe is forced through the old one. Pipe bursting requires a hole dug on each side of the sewer line for access. This method can usually be done even if the line has collapsed.
With these trenchless methods, you avoid the significant cost and headache of having your yard dug up to replace the sewer line.
For more information on trenchless sewer line repair, please contact us at Sobieski Services, Inc. Our goal is to help inform and educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues that involve HVAC & plumbing systems.
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