Repairing broken sewer pipes can be a messy ordeal. If you use conventional repair methods, you not only end up having a trench dug from your home or building to the curb, but you also end up with significant costs to put your landscaping back in place. Let’s not forget to mention that you might need to cut down any trees that impede the repairs. Also, if you have any concrete structures in the way such as a parking lot, sidewalk, or driveway, you incur those replacement costs as well.
Luckily, there is a better option!
Over the last several years, trenchless pipe lining has been the go-to standard for repairing damaged pipes and rehabilitating old sewer lines. Many sewer lines in the Arcadia area and throughout Los Angeles County are old and constructed from materials such as clay, iron, or concrete. These materials are susceptible to different problems that make it likely they’ll fail at some point. Relining is a great way to strengthen the existing pipe system and save you the hassle of dealing with messy sewer line repair.
So, is trenchless pipe lining a good idea? Our answer is 100% yes!
Can My Sewer Pipe Be Relined?
Not every pipe sewer pipe is a good candidate for trenchless pipe repair, but most are. The best way for us to make this determination is to send a camera into the line and check it out. Our sewer camera inspection services show us the current condition of your sewer pipe, the material it’s made from, and if any existing problems would be made better by relining the pipe.
How Much Digging Is Required?
Conventional repair techniques required extensive digging. That’s not the case with our sewer pipe lining method. Our sewer contractors only need to dig a small access point at either end of the pipe. These access points are entry and exist points for inserting and removing a flexible, resin-coated sleeve.
How the Trenchless Process Works
Once we insert the sleeve into the old sewer pipe, we inflate the sleeve using compressed air that pushes the sleeve against the existing pipe’s walls. We let the sleeve cure in place for several hours. Once the curing process is completed, the epoxy lined pipe acts like a heavy duty PVC pipe. The trenchless sewer pipe repair works well for clay, concrete, and cast-iron pipes.
Will the Pipe’s Diameter Be Smaller?
We know that our customers are concerned about water flow. So, naturally, we get this question a lot. Although relining reduces the diameter slightly, it’s not enough to affect water flow. The “new” pipe is smooth and you won’t experience any issues with blockage.
Will the Trenchless Method Affect My Trees?
Not at all! It is one advantage of trenchless relining and pipe bursting replacement methods. We don’t have to cut down any trees to repair or replace the line. Relining the pipe also protects against root intrusion, so you don’t have to worry about removing trees planted too close to the line.
Why Did My Sewer Contractor Recommend Conventional Sewer Repair?
Some pipe problems can’t be fixed using a pipe liner. If the pipe has collapsed or misaligned sections, pipe relining isn’t a viable option. These problems require the sewer contractors to dig a trench and access the pipe.
Another reason your sewer job might not be a candidate for trenchless methods is that it’s bellied. A pipe belly happens when there’s a low spot in the sewer pipe and water pools in this area. If we use trenchless methods to replace the pipe or reline it, the job might not pass inspection. Bellied pipes usually result from existing slope issues. Therefore, the line needs to be dug up and reinstalled at the correct slope to prevent water from pooling.
If you need sewer line repair or replacement, trust that our sewer contractors will recommend the best method to ensure long-lasting repairs. Call us today at (866) 377-4006 to learn more about our trenchless pipe repair in Arcadia.