Trenchless sewer repair usually involves digging two holes. These holes are used as entry points where the new pipe is pulled through, connections are made and inspections made to assure that everything is in place and connected properly.
Less Expensive Alternative
In most cases trenchless repair is less expensive than the alternative that digs up your landscape and may even involve moving minor structures. The major difference between trenchless and traditional methods is the reduction of the damage to your landscaping, driveways and sidewalks. Most of the cost for traditional sewer line replacement involves restoring landscape and hard surfaces. The trenchless repair avoids a good deal of that cost and ranges in price between $100 and $200 per foot.
How Long Does It Take?
Replacing a sewer line through the trenchless process takes about one to two days. That involves making all connections and restoring any landscape that may have been disturbed.
What Materials Are Used?
Trenchless repair involves the use of High Density Polyethylene Pipe. This type of pipe resolves the corrosion and the connection is stronger where the pipe has been fused together. This type of pipe is flexible and virtually leak proof. The lifespan of HDPP is over 200 years.
It is important that you get estimates when considering trenchless repair as the price can vary from business to business. Make sure that they are using quality materials and check references as you would for any major repair in your home. You may even want to get and estimate for traditional replacement to compare the cost and see for yourself. This will save you time and money in the long term.
So, as you can see, trenchless sewer repair can save you money, the headaches of a torn up landscape and time. Avoid major headaches and the inconvenience of having your yard look like a bomb hit it by considering the trenchless alternative that makes more sense in most cases.
Once you do your homework and research you will see that trenchless repair is the best way to attack a problem that occurs more often around the country than we think. Old pipes that corrode are replaced with flexible, corrosion free pipes that will last a lifetime and beyond.
Trenchless repair will make your life worry free when it comes to sewer line failure.
Worry free, corrosion free and it saves you time, money and inconvenience with a technology that is all 21st century.
About Preferred Plumbing & Drain
Preferred Plumbing & Drain has been providing plumbing services to the Sacramento and surrounding areas since 2004. Preferred Plumbing & Drain is a Licensed Contractor (Contractors License #856944) and a PHCC member.
With Preferred Plumbing & Drain, the estimate is always free and there is no extra charge for nights, weekends, or holidays. There are no trip or travel charges. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.