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What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

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Trenchless sewer repair is a modern method of repairing or replacing damaged sewer lines without the need for extensive excavation. This technique is favored for its minimal disruption to the surrounding environment and the property above the sewer lines. Here’s a breakdown of what it involves:

1. Minimal Digging

Traditional sewer repair involves digging long, deep trenches to access the pipes, which can be disruptive to landscapes, driveways, and structures. Trenchless methods typically require only one or two small access points.

2. Techniques Used During Trenchless Sewer Repair

  • Pipe Lining: Also known as Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP), this involves inserting a flexible, resin-coated liner into the damaged pipe, which is then inflated and cured to form a rigid, smooth surface inside the old pipe.
  • Pipe Bursting: This method involves breaking apart the old pipe while simultaneously pulling a new pipe into place. It’s used when the existing pipe is too damaged for lining.

3. Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair

  • Less Disruptive: It causes less damage to yards, driveways, and other surface structures.
  • Cost-Effective: It often costs less than traditional methods because there’s less digging and repair to the surface.
  • Time-Efficient: The process is quicker, reducing the time your property is disrupted.
  • Durability: Trenchless repairs often use materials that are more durable and have a longer lifespan.

4. Things To Consider For Trenchless Sewer Repair

  • Not Always Applicable: It’s not suitable for all situations. The existing pipes’ condition and layout might make trenchless repair impractical.
  • Professional Assessment Needed: A professional inspection is required to determine if trenchless repair is feasible for your specific situation.

5. Trenchless Sewer Repair Process

  • Inspection: First, a camera inspection is typically performed to assess the damage.
  • Cleaning: The existing pipe is cleaned to remove debris and obstructions.
  • Repair: Depending on the method, either a liner is inserted or a bursting head is used to replace the pipe.

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Trenchless sewer repair offers a modern, less invasive alternative to traditional sewer line repair methods, often resulting in minimal digging than a sewer line repair. If you are experiencing sewer issues and need a trenchless sewer repair service, call our team at (201) 581-3740 or fill out our contact form.