pipe-burstingBelieve it or not, you can save your lawn or driveway from getting utterly destroyed by utilizing the trenchless repair method. Haven’t heard of this new technology yet? You’re not alone- lots of homeowners and property managers will just look in disbelief when you tell them about the “no digging” part of sewer line repair. This type of sewer line repair and replacement has been around the block, and yet people haven’t had the chance to take advantage.

Trenchless pipe repair, or otherwise known as trenchless sewer line replacement was developed as a better alternative to traditional pipe replacement methods. It can help property managers and owners of residents, industries and commercial complexes whenever something goes wrong with their plumbing.

Trenchless pipe lining uncomplicates traditional sewer line replacements in the best way possible. You can enjoy up to 40% savings when you opt for trenchless technology to replace your existing sewer pipes. Renting heavy machinery, hiring heavy equipment operators and paying for labor are no longer part of the cost checklist when repairing your plumbing lines.

Here are the 2 types of trenchless sewer and pipe repair all homeowners should know about:

CIPP Method

CIPP Technology, or cured in place pipe is often used in many trenchless pipe and sewer repairs. The process is such that the old existing lines are reinforced by putting in a flexible tube within the entire length of the sewer or pipe line. The method may be done with just one upstream point, utilizing natural air or water flow to install the flexible liner in the right place. For this reason, excavating the entire length of sewer line isn’t necessary anymore. The line is then “cured” and hardened, effectively replacing the old pipe.

Pipe lining makes use of new technologies and tools such as mechanical cleaners, micro cameras to peer into the damaged pipeline. Special epoxy resins from the new line attaches itself to the old line, forming a stronger structural network of flow within the old line. Your driveway, walkway, gardens, front yard, patio and lawn will be left unscathed as trenchless technology replaces your broken down sewer line. CIPP installs are expected to last not just 5 or 10 years, but up to 50 years or even longer.

Pipe Bursting Method

Pipe bursting is the alternative when the sewer pipes are greatly damaged. This type of trenchless technology involves pulling a new line to replace the damaged one. Pipe bursting is aptly titled because it “bursts” the old pipe and sends it to the surrounding soil as the new pipe takes its place. Pipe bursting is still fundamentally different from traditional pipe repairs and replacements because advanced machinery installs the new pipes without having to do extensive ground excavation.

All that’s needed are two small access points where the new pipes can enter. The head of the line passes through and fractures the old pipes completely, while dragging the replacement line behind it. This type of trenchless technology is about the same as the CIPP method in terms of installation length.