What You Need To Know About Trenchless Sewer Repair and Replacement
When a problem with a homeowner’s sewer arises, it is normal to dread the repair. It can be a great inconvenience, time-consuming and costly. Most repairs involve digging up the entire sewer line to find the area to repair. In some cases, the whole line needs to be replaced.
An alternative to the traditional method is trenchless repair and replacement. Many homeowners have never heard of this technology. If you need to have your plumber replace or fix your sewer line, inquire about this kind. Here are a few basics you need to know about trenchless sewer repair and replacement.
How Does It Work – Only two holes are made for this kind of repair. These holes are entry points. One is made by the street; he other is made where the pipe exits your home. A steel cable with a special head attached is pulled through your sewer line using hydraulics. This cable pulls through the new pipe lining or pipe replacement. After the connections are made and checked for integrity, all that is left to do is fill in the holes.
Cost – This kind of repair runs about $150 per foot. In most cases, it will be less than the other way. This is because the homeowners do not have to pay for replacing sidewalk, driveway and other features. The damage done to the yard is much less.
Time For Repair/Life Of Repair – With less digging, the repair process can be done in one to three days. Once completed you can feel secure knowing it will last. The polyethylene pipes used by most companies are leak and corrosion resistant. They pipes have an estimated life of 200 years. Check with your plumber most companies offer a lifetime guarantee. This makes trenchless sewer repair and replacement a very wise decision.