After countless hours spent weeding, aerating, watering, mowing, and landscaping, you’ve finally done it—you’ve grown a beautiful lawn. It would be a shame if something…were to happen to it! If you find yourself in need of sewer repair services, you might just need to rip that baby up to get to the pipes under your lawn.
But wait, isn’t there any way you can avoid tearing up your beautiful, lush grass? Lucky for you and your green thumb, there is.
Introducing trenchless sewer line repair!
What is it? How does it work? These are some of the questions that I want to take some time to answer right now.
What Is Trenchless Line Sewer Repair?
Perhaps the simplest way to explain trenchless sewer line repair is to compare it to the traditional method.
When most homeowners and lawn enthusiasts think of sewer line repair, they usually picture heavy machinery digging up their yard to get to the lines below. With this type of repair job, the plumber must dig trenches along the route of the pipes in order to remove them and replace them or make the necessary repairs.
As the name implies, trenchless sewer repair fixes the problem without the need for trenches, which can save homeowners the grief of destroying their prized lawns and landscaping.
In some cases, traditional sewer line replacement is the best option. It can be more cost-effective, though not always. It really does depend on each homeowner’s situation. If there is a lot of landscaping, asphalt, or concrete along the route of the pipe, the trenchless method could be the better choice.
How Does It Work?
When it comes to trenchless repair, there are three methods available—directional drilling, pipe bursting, and trenchless pipe lining.
With directional drilling, a new tunnel is dug along the path of the old pipe, usually several feet below it. Then a new pipe is inserted and connected to the sewer system.
Pipe bursting essentially breaks the existing sewer line into fragments so that they can be removed. Following the removal of the fragments, a new pipe is then installed.
Finally, trenchless pipe lining, also known as a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), is a relatively new method that allows certified plumbers to perform sewer repair services with little to no digging. The trenchless pipe lining method uses a felt or fiberglass lining and epoxy resin to plug any leaks in an existing pipe. Once the lining and epoxy are in place, the lining is inflated so that it presses against the existing pipe. Then it is left to cure with the epoxy for up to 24 hours.
Schedule Your Sewer Line Repair Services with a Plumber You Can Trust!
Need help fixing your sewer line? Get in touch with Custom Plumbing of Arizona to learn more about your options. We’ll help you decide which method is the best one for your situation.