When faced with sewer line repair work, you’re probably imagining a massive mess caused by invasive digging. Who wants to deal with that?

Believe it or not, there’s a better solution than tearing up your lawn! Keep reading to learn more about trenchless sewer repair and the advantages of choosing this service to address your plumbing needs.

What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Trenchless sewer repair is a method of repairing and replacing sewer pipes without digging or trenching. It is the preferred method of sewer repair because it is less intrusive, more affordable, and quicker to perform than traditional methods.

There are different types of trenchless sewer repair for both residential and commercial properties:

  • CIPP (Cured-in-Place Pipe) Lining: This method of trenchless sewer repair involves an inflatable tube covered in epoxy that is inserted into the sewer line. The tube is then inflated and presses against the existing sewer where the epoxy cures, hardens and repairs the leak. The inflatable tube is then removed.
  • Pipe Bursting: In order to replace a damaged sewer line, pipe bursting is used without the need for digging. A cone-shaped bit is fed through the existing pipe and destroys the damaged pipe while replacing it with a new one.
  • Pipe Coating: Small cracks and holes can be repaired and further damage avoided through a method called pipe coating. A pipe coating machine pushes epoxy into the pipe while rotating brushes apply the resin.

The Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Worker in yellow vest performs trenchless sewer repair in front of a street

1. Efficient and Convenient

Traditional sewer line repair methods require digging and this takes far longer than trenchless repair technology. With trenchless repairs, less time is spent hauling water or relocating while the work is being done – meaning less inconvenience for homeowners and less lost business for companies.

2. Cost-Effective

Because trenchless sewer repairs do not require structural modification, such as removing walls, the entire process is more cost-effective than traditional methods. Trenchless sewer repair is performed by digging two small holes instead of digging out an entire trench where the sewer line is located.

With less manual labor and fewer workers needed to complete the job, the repair is completed more quickly which helps to further reduce the cost. Additionally, landscaping isn’t damaged so there is no need to pay for repairs to yards and gardens.

Sewer line repairs and replacements can be a very expensive plumbing problem, but with trenchless repair methods the total cost is minimal compared to traditional methods of sewer repair.

3. Less Intrusive

Less digging means less damage to surrounding areas. Again, when it comes to trenchless sewer repair, there is no landscaping or large portions of lawn to replace.

Not only does this cut down on the cost of repairing damage to yards and landscaping, it completely avoids having to deal with an unsightly torn-up lawn.

4. Environmentally-Friendly

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of trenchless sewer repair is that this innovative technology uses special equipment and techniques that do not cause ecological damage.

Plumbing systems involve an intricate web of water, sewage, and gas lines. This streamlined approach means that technicians can complete the job without the risk of damaging a gas or sewage line and negatively impacting the surrounding environment.

5. Long-Lasting Repairs

Repairing or replacing sewer lines using trenchless technology is just as effective as traditional methods and meets all plumbing industry standards. In fact, the use of cured-in-place liners and seamless PVC pipes means that the repairs will last long since these materials do not suffer from corrosion or rust.

Overall, the materials used in trenchless sewer repair can last up to 100 years!

6. Improved Function of Sewer System

Not only does trenchless sewer repair last longer and require fewer repairs in the future, but it often improves the function of the sewer system. Advanced pipe liners and larger pipes can help increase flow capacity.

Is Trenchless Sewer Repair the Right Option For Me?

Choosing whether or not to go with trenchless sewer repair depends on the overall condition of the damaged pipe as well as pipe depth, pipe location, and how much damage has already occurred. While there are many advantages to this method of repair, trenchless sewer repair may not always be cost-effective. 

The only way to know if trenchless sewer repair is the right option for you is to contact a professional sewer technician who specializes in trenchless repair. Our team at Peak Sewer & Underground Services is ready to provide the best solution for your plumbing issues! We specialize in trenchless repair as well as sewer and drainage services. Let our experts investigate your situation and determine whether trenchless sewer repair or another method is the best solution.

Give us a call at (780) 918-6696 or contact us through our website.

We also provide 24-7 Emergency Services!