Is Trenchless Sewer Repair a Good Option for Your Home? – Sobieski Services | DE, NJ, PA, MD

Is Trenchless Sewer Repair a Good Option for Your Home?

Are you facing the prospect of digging up your yard to fix a broken sewer pipe? It’s an expensive, disruptive repair that can uproot your life for a few days and affect your landscaping for months. Fortunately, there’s a better option: trenchless sewer repair. Learn about this option and why it’s superior to traditional methods.

What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Trenchless methods have been around for 10 to 15 years, but many homeowners are unfamiliar with them. The two most common types include:

  • Pipe lining – Also known as cured-in-place pipe repair, this option involves pulling or blowing a flexible, resin-coated tube through a small access hole and inflating it inside the damaged pipe. When the resin hardens, a jointless, corrosion-resistant pipe liner handles all waste removal from your home from then on.
  • Pipe bursting – This is the preferred method if the sewer line has collapsed. It involves fracturing the old pipe out of the way while pulling in a new pipe through two small access holes. Both trenchless sewer repair options are equally viable; they’re simply used in different situations.

Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair

The idea of digging one or two access holes instead of entire trenches is much more appealing. Specific benefits of trenchless repair include:

  • Lower cost – The process itself sometimes costs more than digging traditional trenches, but because you avoid the need to replace hardscaping and driveways, you end up saving money with trenchless repair.
  • No loss of landscape – Save your patio, deck and prized azaleas by going trenchless.
  • Smaller disruption – Avoid a lawn crowded with backhoes and the need to reroute the traffic in front of your house by fixing the sewer through small access holes instead.
  • Less risky solution – Trenchless options are durable and withstand root intrusion, making them low-risk repairs.

To learn more about trenchless sewer repair, please contact Sobieski Services, Inc.

Our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.

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