What is a Trenchless Sewer Repair?
If you’ve ever known someone who needed a major sewer repair, you probably recall listening to their horror story. They watched as their lawn was torn up, pipes were being dug out, and there was a huge trench in front of their home. And if you’re facing a sewer problem yourself, you may be putting off a repair out of fear of the same situation.
Luckily, there’s an easier way! We’re here to tell you about a type of repair that won’t destroy your lawn or require a major invasion.
How it Works
Instead of digging up the ground around your sewer line (creating a trench), trenchless repair pinpoints the exact location of a clog or break, usually by using a video camera. Once the issue is found, part of the pipeline is removed on either side. Then, a new pipe is inserted into the old one and is connected to your system. The old pipe is broken and the new pipe is now in operation!
If you’re not familiar with sewer repair, it may seem like a strange way to fix or replace a pipe. It has become a more and more popular method once homeowners hear that their lawn can remain safe from excavation. And since all that extra labor of digging up the yard is avoided, this process saves time and money.
Trenchless repair also replaces your pipe, rather than fixing it. This allows your sewer pipe to be replaced with a new, plastic pipe, which is better for corrosion, longevity, and performance.