Your plumber says you’re going to need to go ahead and replace your sewer lateral lines and recommends trenchless repairs. There’s just one problem; you don’t actually know what trenchless plumbing is, but you’re pretty sure it’s expensive. So, like countless homeowners before you, you wait until he or she leaves and fire up the computer, Googling some variation on the theme of, “What is trenchless plumbing plz send help!!!”
Unfortunately, the soothing words “Don’t Panic” aren’t likely to appear in your search results. Luckily, the experts behind the best trenchless sewer replacement Cleveland, Ohio has ever seen are here to fill that gap.
What Is Trenchless Plumbing? How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?
Just like the name suggests, trenchless pipe repair is, well, trenchless. No longer do plumbing contractors need to dig a giant, expensive, unsightly trench that destroys your yard and driveway.
There are two primary trenchless plumbing methods available today, pipe bursting and epoxy pipe lining. Most trenchless companies specialize in one of these techniques, while our Cleveland sewer repair company does both.
Cured in Place Pipe lining (CIPP) is a special epoxy-based resin, which is fed through your broken drains or sewer lines through existing access points. This drain lining is then heated, inflated, and cured in place, creating a new, stronger pipe within a pipe, and one that usually comes with a long warranty.
In pipe bursting, a machine with a torpedo-like head is punched through the old pipe, forcing a new pipe through in its place, also using existing access points. In either case, you can save thousands on restorative work to your home, yard, driveway, or sidewalks.
Is Trenchless Sewer Repair Actually Necessary?
If you’ve never heard of trenchless options, you aren’t alone. In one recent Angie’s List poll, fully 78% of users had never heard of “no dig” sewers, despite the fact that these methods have been available for about 15 years.
While using pipe lining and bursting to replace sewers is often more cost effective overall, they can sometimes cost 30-50% more than conventional digging. So if you want to keep costs as far down as possible, find a plumbing company that can provide you with options for the job.
But ultimately, homeowners are required to replace broken or aging sewer lateral lines beneath their property. Every pipe or drain from your home to the public sewers are your financial responsibility.