When do I need to call a sewer contractor?
Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement and Installation is a fairly new method of replacing your old or damaged sewer pipe with a new sewer pipe. Trenchless sewer line installation is just that — trenchless.
The older method of sewer pipe replacement involves digging a trench along the path of your old sewer pipe line. This often causes damage to concrete, landscaping, walkways, driveways, trees, shrubs and whatever else may be between your sewer contractor and the sewer line. Although most of it is repairable damage, it's still a mess.
Traditional sewer line installation and sewer pipe replacement methods can often cause or lead to:
- Destruction of property — from lawns, trees, shrubs, concrete walkways, driveways, underground structures and more.
- Cost — with traditional methods, in order to have your property not looked "patched," additional expenditures will be required. Additionally, traditional pipe replacement and re-piping is generally a more expensive method.
- Age — Unlike the material used in new trenchless sewer pipe replacement, replacing your old pipes with new pipes (re-piping) of the same material (clay, cement, etc) will eventually lead to the same reasons you had to replace the pipes in the first case (tree roots, corrosion, pipe break, etc)
However, due to the new method of trenchless sewer installation; your old, damaged or broken sewer pipe can be replaced without digging a trench. Trenchless sewer line replacement does require the sewer contractor to dig at the start and end points of your sewer line, but everything in between remains untouched. So no mess, no damage — your concrete, landscaping and "everything in between" is left in its original condition.
One of the most beneficial aspects of trenchless sewer installation is that sewer contractors aren't forced to damage your lawn and surrounding areas. This is accomplished because the old pipe — which is probably a concrete sewer pipe, cement sewer pipe, clay sewer pipe, plastic sewer pipe or some other 'hard' type of sewer pipe material that is susceptible to corrosion, breaking, tree roots and more is not actually dug up.
Trenchless sewer pipe replacement is accomplished through Pipe Bursting. A steel head (not always steel, but usually) is attached to the new pipe and pulled through the path of the old sewer pipe line — accomplishing two tasks in at once. First, the steel head bursts (or breaks, crushes, etc) the old pipe, while (Second) pulling the new sewer pipe along with it. The end result is a new sewer pipe laying in the same path (and rumble/debris) of the old sewer pipe.
Another huge benefit of trenchless sewer pipe installation is the material of the new pipe. As opposed to the "hard" materials referenced earlier, trenchless sewer pipe replacement specialists usually use a new "soft" type of sewer pipe, like high-density polyethylene. An added benefit to this new sewer pipe is that most sewer contractors guarantee no future risk of tree roots growing into sewer lines, corrosion and more!
Trenchless sewer pipe installation and trenchless sewer line replacement have many benefits. No damage to your property, no digging or trenching, cost effective and a future potential of no tree roots in your sewer line, corrosion and more.