In most cases, the latest and greatest technology is more expensive than the old-fashioned option. But one area where this isn’t necessarily the case is sewer line repair and replacement. Many homeowners are happy to hear that trenchless pipe repair methods are quicker, less disruptive, and often less expensive than traditional methods that required extensive digging.
What is trenchless sewer line repair?
Before we get to trenchless methods, let’s talk about the traditional way of repairing or replacing a sewer line. This involves bringing in heavy-duty equipment to dig up the property for as much as the entire length of the underground pipe. This was necessary because it was hard to detect where the blockage or breakage was below ground. Once the pipe is unearthed, it could be repaired or replaced, and then dirt is returned to cover the sewer line. Sounds intense, doesn’t it?
Thankfully, now we have modern techniques that allow us to be more precise and less disruptive. Trenchless methods mean there is little or no digging up the property to reach the sewer line. Depending on your situation, there are a few different trenchless techniques that can be used.
With trenchless pipe bursting, a device with a special head is inserted through the sewer line. The head breaks apart the pipe, and a new pipe is inserted in its place.
Another method is trenchless pipe lining, where a small hole is dug on the property so a camera can be placed in the sewer line. Once the broken section of the pipe is located, machinery is used to open up any collapsed pipe from inside, and then a special resin is applied to the exterior of the pipe to re-line and seal the sewer line.
Why trenchless can actually be less expensive
While trenchless pipe repair is more innovative, faster, and less destructive to the property, you might be surprised to learn that, in many cases, it can cost less than trench-digging methods. This is because the traditional method requires expensive machinery and extra labor – two things that drive up the price tag.
Another exciting part about trenchless solutions is that they can be used for all types of sewer pipe materials, even the ones that are incredibly outdated. That includes Orangeburg, clay, cast iron, PVC, and more.
Trenchless sewer line repair in the Murrieta, San Diego, or Winchester areas
At Liberty Plumbing, we understand that no one is going to be excited about having a blocked or broken sewer line. But you can take some solace in knowing we have the best tools available to save you money and hassles if the job needs to get done. To learn more about trenchless sewer line repair or request an estimate, call us today at (951) 760-4215.