Have you been told by your sewer contractor that you need to repair your sewer line? Hearing that you need these repairs can be daunting. Images of your property being torn apart to fix the sewer pipe might be come to mind. Before you start to imagine the worst ask your sewer contractor about trenchless sewer repair. No-dig repair methods work for many situations and have your sewer problems fixed in no time at all with minimal disturbance to your property.
Depending on the damage to the pipe, your contractor might recommend one of the following trenchless repair methods.
Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining
This is a restoration process that our customers prefer because it’s efficient and economical when compared to traditional sewer pipe repair. Cured-in-place (CIPP) lining technology fixes corroded pipes, restoring them to like-new condition. All of this is done without removing the existing pipe.
So, how does it work? To begin, our sewer contractors clean the pipe to make sure no debris gets in the way of completing the process. Once the line is cleaned, we insert a resin-saturated liner into the pipe and use steam to affix the liner. When the liner is completely cured in place, the existing pipe is sealed and protected from any further corrosion or deterioration.
What Types of Piping Systems Can CIPP Be Used In?
The best part of using this method is that it works with numerous piping materials. Our contractors use CIPP with iron and clay pipes as well as fiberglass, metal, concrete, and PVC pipes.
When Is Trenchless Sewer Pipe Replacement Considered?
Sometimes, if the existing pipe is damaged beyond the point of restoration, we need to replace it. Luckily, trenchless methods exist for replacing pipes. The method we us is pipe bursting.
Pipe bursting is an innovative method for replacing pipes that uses hydraulic power and horizontal digging equipment. To do this job, we insert a bursting head at the beginning of the existing pipe. Next, we use our equipment to push the bursting head through the pipe, breaking it up into tiny piece as the head moves along. The damaged pipe isn’t removed, but the pieces are left behind and absorbed by the soil. As the old pipe is destroyed, a new line is put in place directly behind it.
Is It Safe to Leave Bits of Pipe in the Soil?
Yes, pipe bursting is environmentally safe and posses no harm to the soil or groundwater. It’s a better way to get rid of damaged pipes than removing them and putting them in a landfill. Ask your contractor to explain all the benefits of pipe bursting to you.
When is Trenchless Sewer Repair Not an Option?
There are some instances when trenchless repair options won’t work. For example, if your sewer line problem is related to slope issues, we can’t fix the problem without accessing the pipe directly. This is common with sagging pipes. A sag in the line indicates a slope issue, not an issue with the pipe.
If your repair isn’t eligible or conducive to trenchless pipe repair, ask your contractor about the best ways to save money on the repair.
Does Insurance Cover Pipe Repair?
In our experience, the answer is no. Unless the damage was done by an act of God like an earthquake or mudslide then the financial responsibility falls to the property owner. Of course, don’t take our word for it. Call your insurance company and find out the details of your policy.
Schedule Trenchless Pipe Repair in Pasadena
Do you need to have your sewer line repaired in Pasadena or surrounding communities? Call us to schedule a camera inspection and let’s see what’s happening in the pipes. We’re available 24/7 to help you with all broken pipe repair services. Our team is reachable at (866) 377-4002. Call us now to learn more!