Water and sewer lines can crack, burst, or corrode. When this happens, most homeowners will dread getting the repairs done because it can be inconvenient and expensive.
But did you know that repairing underground pipes doesn’t have to ruin your yard, sidewalks, and landscaping? When you need repairs completed on your underground pipes, there is a no-dig solution: trenchless pipe repair.
What is Trenchless Pipe Repair?
Trenchless pipe repair technology means that contractors use a robotically controlled device that won’t disturb landscaping, sidewalks, or streets. The robotic device makes the repair, and then reconnects the sewer line to the main after the new lining is put in.
A video camera inspection will be done to pinpoint the exact cause of the damage and how the damage is affecting the water or sewage flow. This means that some of the guesswork is eliminated and it allows the plumber to focus exactly on the area in the section that needs the most work. Knowing this will save you money in repair costs and can also help prevent future problems.
What are the Advantages of Trenchless Pipe Repair?
- It’s quick and efficient, typically completed in less than a day
- Repairs meet industry standards
- Saves your lawn, garden landscaping, patio, sidewalk, and driveway from damage
- Can save homeowners money, because there is no need for restoring landscapes or hardscapes
- Less intrusive
Will Trenchless Pipe Repair Work for Your Property?
This type of repair can be done on most water pipe and sewer situations. Here are some scenarios that trenchless repair can work well.
- If pipes are located underneath the ground, underneath landscaping or your home
- If tree roots or other major household debris has blocked the sewer line or burst pipes
- If pipes have not been installed correctly and they need to be fixed
- If ground freezing and thawing has caused pipe or sewer line damage
- If house settling or earth movement has caused pipes to crack or break
- If you need to add larger water lines to your home
Trenchless pipe replacement and repair has been around for more than 20 years, but it is still considered somewhat new in the plumbing field. Because of this, it’s important to remember that not all jobs will qualify for this type of repair, so be sure to talk to a plumbing professional before you make a decision.