Your sewer line takes wastewater from your home to your septic tank or to the city sewer system. Occasionally, this important plumbing line can become damaged or need repairs.
Trenchless technology allows plumbers to repair your sewer line without digging trenches. This is much faster and less disruptive to your home.
Your sewer line isn’t the most glamorous part of your home, but it’s one of the most important. That’s why if you’re having trouble with yours, you should take it seriously and consider getting it repaired as soon as possible. Luckily, your options for doing so aren’t limited to excavation and costly repairs. Instead, you can use a trenchless process called pipe bursting that allows the experts at Sewer Pros to repair your sewer line quickly and efficiently with minimal invasiveness.
How Trenchless Pipe Bursting Works
With this process, an HDPE pipe is pulled through a damaged or old sewer line while “bursting” the existing pipe apart. This enables the new line to be laid in its place while simultaneously removing the old one. A cone-shaped “bursting head” is fed into the existing pipe, and once it’s pulled through, it fractures the old line. The resulting gap in the ground is filled with the new pipe.
In addition to being a faster and more reliable repair method, pipe bursting is also much cheaper than conventional excavation. That’s because it saves on labor costs. Plus, it also saves on the cost of repairing or replacing surrounding landscaping, which can be quite expensive.
Another way that pipe bursting saves money is by eliminating the need to haul away debris. This is because conventional sewer line repair requires a lot of digging, which leaves behind a huge mess. However, trenchless methods leave no trace of their work behind, which means that you can get back to your normal life more quickly.
Lastly, pipe bursting is more environmentally friendly than traditional excavation. That’s because the process causes less damage to the environment, which in turn prevents toxic substances from entering the water supply or other parts of your property.
If your sewer line is damaged, you should contact a trenchless sewer service as soon as possible to schedule a repair. That’s because a faulty line can lead to serious problems in your home, including slow draining, sewage backups, and even structural damage. With pipe bursting, you can have your problem fixed quickly and with minimal disruption to your home life.
Using either epoxy pipe lining or pipe bursting techniques, we can repair your damaged sewer lines without the need for excavation. Unlike traditional methods that result in yard destruction and landscaping damage, trenchless methods minimize environmental impact, saving you the cost and stress of repairs and replacements.
In this method, we use a flexible tube filled with resin to coat the inside of your existing pipes. After the lining is in place, we inflate it and let it harden in place, creating a new pipe inside your old one that looks exactly like your original pipe but has the strength to resist blockages and breakage for decades.
The lining process usually takes one or two days to complete. While it’s important to note that the lining can’t fix everything, including serious problems like sagging, bellying, or misaligned pipes, it is effective for fixing small leaks and cracks and for rehabilitating aging pipes.
If the problem with your sewer line is larger than a few cracks and leaks, you’ll likely need to replace it altogether. This is when a trenchless approach becomes extremely useful.
For large gaps or cracked pipes, we can use slip lining or pull-in-place liners. This is a similar technique to CIPP lining, but the rubber bladder in the felt liner can be expanded to fit over the existing sewer pipe. Once the liner is in place, it can be cured with steam or hot water and will adhere to the host pipe. This method does decrease the pipe size by a slight amount, but this shouldn’t affect the ability to transport waste to the city sewer line.
As with CIPP lining, there is a brief period of limited water and sewer use while the liner cures. Additionally, you might be able to smell a plastic or glue-like odor while the work is being performed, but this odor should dissipate as soon as the lining process is finished.
Sewer Camera Inspection
A sewer camera inspection is an invaluable tool for plumbers to see what is going on inside your pipes. It can help them decide whether a trenchless method is suitable for your needs and can also save you money on unnecessary repairs. It also helps them find the exact spot of the issue so that they can use it to inform the rest of their work.
A plumber will insert a flexible cable with a camera on the end of it into your pipe. This camera will then send back a live video to an HDTV monitor that allows the plumber to examine your pipe in real time. This can reveal a lot of information about the condition of your pipe, such as if it has a crack, break, or blockage. The plumber can then choose a course of action for fixing the problem.
A sewer line camera inspection is a quick, inexpensive, and non-invasive way for a professional to find the source of your problem. It can also help prevent any unforeseen issues down the road, such as sediment buildup that you might not have noticed.
The camera will travel all the way through your pipe until it reaches a point of blockage or damage. It can then stop, and the plumber will mark it with a spray of paint or by using a transmitter on the end of the camera to signal a receiver above ground. The plumber can then go up to the surface and sweep a locating device until they find the signal from the camera. This will help them locate the specific area of the pipe that is blocked so that they can dig a trench here for the traditional repair method.
Sewer cameras can also help find a “pipe belly.” A “pipe belly” is when a section of your pipe dips or sinks down in the middle, forming what looks like a bell shape. These areas collect waste over time and can lead to repeated blockages. A sewer camera can find these areas and the location of the clog or break so that a plumbing company can determine if it is a good candidate for a trenchless repair.
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If you have a broken sewer line, the best choice is to contact a professional. The traditional method involves extensive trenching, which can damage the surrounding area. This could include the destruction of lawns, trees, gardens, driveways, sidewalks, and other property. Fortunately, there is another option: trenchless sewer line repair. This is the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to fix your sewer lines.
Trenchless repairs are the most eco-friendly method of repairing or replacing sewer lines. This is because it does not require digging up the entire yard. This also means that less gas, electricity, and water are used during the repair process. Additionally, it reduces the chance of accidentally damaging other pipes on your property during the excavation process.
This method uses a pipe material called epoxy to create a new line within the old one. The installers feed the line into the damaged pipe and then insert an inflatable bladder. Once it has cured, the crew will remove the bladder and leave behind a new pipe that is fully sealed and has a long life expectancy.
The biggest benefit of this method is that it is much more cost-effective than the traditional one. It can save you thousands of dollars in labor and restoration costs, which is a major benefit considering that it only takes a day to complete the work!
Additionally, this is a much safer method for your home and garden. It eliminates the risk of losing property, which can happen when workers dig up your yard. It also minimizes the risk of sewage backflow, which can occur when a hole is made in your sewer line.
Trenchless plumbing is also a much quicker and more efficient solution for sewer repairs. The traditional method can take weeks to complete due to the massive amount of work that is required. This can disrupt your daily routine and cause a lot of inconvenience for you and your family.
If you are interested in installing a trenchless sewer in your home, contact us today. Our licensed technicians will walk you through the benefits and determine which method is best for your situation.