4 Must-Know Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Pipelining

Traditional sewer repair methods require digging trenches and using heavy equipment that takes weeks to finish. Trenchless pipe lining is less invasive and can be completed in days. With this method, a technician feeds an epoxy-coated liner into your pipes. The lining material is then inflated to create a new pipe inside your existing one, adding an extra layer of protection.

Lower Labor Costs

Trenchless sewer pipelining doesn’t require the use of excavation equipment, which significantly reduces labor costs. It can be completed in just a few days (a day for cleaning, a day for lining, and a day to reinstate the new line). Traditional methods may take weeks. Another benefit of trenchless sewer pipelining is that it’s environmentally friendly. It eliminates the need for invasive excavation, which can cause soil erosion and release toxins into water sources. If your pipes are severely damaged, slip lining won’t be sufficient. In these cases, your plumber will have to choose a different method. One option is pipe bursting, in which your old sewer line is removed and replaced with a new one. Your plumber must dig only two access holes at either end of your sewer line. They’ll then attach a bursting head to the new pipe and pull it into place. The bursting process shatters the old pipe as it moves through and lays the new one.

Less Damage to Your Yard

Traditional sewer repair methods involve digging large trenches to replace or repair damaged pipes. These trenches can destroy driveways, sidewalks, and landscaping on your property. Trenchless pipe lining allows our technicians to complete the job without excavation. The result is less damage to your landscape and yard. The pipe lining process can be conducted in several ways, including cured-in-place (CIPP) lining or pull-in-place (PIP). In either case, the result is a new epoxy liner inside your existing pipes which can help reduce the risk of future blockages. The lining method also prevents the need for costly restoration of driveways, sidewalks, and landscaping. Compared to traditional repair options, this is a much more cost-effective solution. It also means there is no need to pay for excavating and repairing these items on your property. The resulting savings make it one of the most cost-effective solutions available.

Less Downtime

Unlike traditional sewer repair methods, which can take weeks, trenchless pipelining can be finished in a day or less. This means your tenants won’t have to be inconvenienced for as long, and you can avoid the costly repercussions of an inconveniently interrupted water service. If you use the cured-in-place (CIPP) or pull-in-place (PIP) lining method, a new line is created inside your existing sewer pipe using an epoxy coating that provides a second layer of protection. This prevents future issues and ensures your pipes can continue to function correctly. The bursting method involves digging two access holes at either end of the damaged pipe and attaching a device to one of the holes that shattered the old pipe. Then, equipment at the other hole pulls in a new pipe bigger than the original, filling the space and providing more flow capacity for your sewer system. This seamless technology helps your pipes last longer and reduces the need for more expensive repairs or replacements.

Less Damage to Property

Trenchless sewer pipelining uses an epoxy-coated sleeve that fits inside your existing pipes. The crew inserts the sleeve, inflates it, and cures it, effectively creating a new pipe within your old one. The crew can usually perform this daily, cutting labor costs and minimizing damage to outdoor features. The cured-in-place liners and seamless PVC piping used for trenchless sewer pipelining are long-lasting, so you’ll be less likely to have problems with your pipes again. Plus, since the lining and piping don’t need to be replaced, you’ll save on future excavation costs. Trenchless sewer repair also offers a solution for obstructed or inaccessible pipes, as the liner can mold itself around obstructions and tree roots. Plus, since the repairs are completed with minimal disruption to your property, you won’t have to pay for landscape restoration services. That’s a significant saving! Trenchless technology is an intelligent choice for your next repair.