Feel like heading outside to dig a hole? No? Well, how about a nice deep trench, say about 5 feet down? No? We didn’t think so. That's why we want to share a new and improved method for fixing those busted underground pipes with you.
It's called trenchless sewer repair and it’s actually quite the simple process - at least when it comes to digging up your yard (or the lack thereof).
So, how does it work?
We use a small camera on the end of a long cable to check out the problem, thoroughly. Then we insert a liner into the problem spot and use an inflated balloon-like bladder to fix the liner firmly in place. When it has dried and cured, we remove the balloon and you have a fixed pipe!
Sounds simple enough, right? Well, here are some of the major benefits of going the trenchless route:
Increased Speed: Trenchless sewer repair is much faster than digging a trench and replacing an entire section. While the old method might require days to complete the entire job, trenchless sewer repair can usually be done inside of a single day.
Most of the time, sewer pipes are buried fairly deep which is why it may take a full day, but sometimes a few hours will suffice.
Increased Longevity: Trenchless sewer repair liners are very long-lived. They have a minimum life expectancy of approximately fifty years
Just try getting that kind of life from a standard PVC pipe!
Reduced Cost: Because there is much less work involved (in terms of manual labor), trenchless sewer repairs are usually cheaper. This is also because the job requires far fewer people than the act of digging a deep trench.
Less Destructive: A trenchless sewer repair requires only a single access point. This means that there won't be a bunch of people digging up your yard. Sometimes, you even have to break concrete to get at lines that are underneath a slab! With a trenchless job, none of that is necessary and your yard won’t be turned upside down.
Increased Safety: There are some areas that still use old pipes made of rusted metal. This can result in trace amounts of rust and other corrosion in your water. A trenchless sewer repair liner prevents this issue.