By PLUMCORE | Posted in Blog
You’ve probably seen a neighbor dealing with a septic issue or underground leaking pipe, especially if the repair involved digging up a large part of their lawn. For many years the only option for underground repairs involved digging down to the pipes. Now, you have more options. Trenchless pipe lining can save you a lot of hassle and time when you need sewer pipe repairs.
What is Trenchless Pipe Lining?
Underground pipes carry water into your home and sewage out. A leak in the pipes can mean sewage backups or extremely high water bills. Fixing these pipes without digging usually means a process called trenchless pipe lining. Trenchless pipe lining is when your plumber uses a single hole access point to send down a camera and determine the scope of the problem. Then, they use a flexible, resin-coated tube to line your existing pipe. Once cured, this tube becomes your new pipe, but without the leaks.
Why Choose Trenchless Pipe Lining?
Trenchless pipe lining can cost as much as 50 percent more than traditional methods. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t save you money in the long run. Digging up your yard can cost a lot more if the digging will disturb your landscaping or affect any installed improvements. After all, if you have a deck and the digging will involve removing the deck, a new installation will cost a lot more than you will save with a trench plumbing solution. Of course, not every plumbing problem can be fixed using trenchless pipe lining, so there are times when you have no choice.
Trenchless pipe lining works best when the issue does not involve any collapsed pipe or joints. Trenchless pipe lining cannot re-expand collapsed pipe or turn corners.
Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Lining
If you want your pipe fixed quickly with minimal disruption, trenchless pipe lining is the best way to go. Your pipes could be repaired in a matter of hours, and you won’t have work crews disrupting traffic and tearing up your garden. Even if the upfront cost is a bit higher, the long-term benefits often outweigh the short-term savings.