Over the years, waste tends to accumulate in the pipes causing minor to major obstructions. Old pipes can corrode, crack, or collapse. Tree root intrusion blocks water lines and sewers and may require full drain replacement. These types of water line, sewer and drain problems entail significant repairs not to mention the expense of having to replace entire water lines or drains.
Inconveniences of traditional pipe repair More importantly, traditional water pipe or sewer repairs involve digging up of the entire backyard or front yard. Being a lengthy and cumbersome process, traditional repairs cause multiple inconveniences to the homeowner. It can mean tearing up of the beautiful lawn while the prolonged repair times also mean homeowners and repair staff need to deal with the foul smell from the sewer.
The inconvenience and expense of traditional repair can quickly be addressed with trenchless pipe repair. Professional plumbing services use drain camera inspection to first visualize and diagnose the problem before carrying out trenchless pipe repair.
What is trenchless pipe repair?
Trenchless pipe repair is a less intrusive, affordable, and quicker way to address drain blockage and emergency drain repair. This is a process to replace water service line or repair drain blockage without the use of a trench. There are two types of trenchless pipe repair:
Trenchless pipe lining involves the installation of pipe liner known as "cured in place" pipe. The pipe liner is installed inside the existing damaged pipe, which means there is no need for removing the old pipe. After digging an access hole, the pipe liner which is a flexible resin tube is inserted. After pulling it into the damaged pipe, the liner is inflated. In a few hours, the resin cures leaving behind a new pipe inside the old one.
Trenchless pipe bursting
Pipe bursting is one type of trenchless pipe repair method where the professionals break and expand the existing water or sewer pipe and simultaneously replace it with HDPE ( high-density polyethylene) pipes. A "bullet or bursting head" is used to pull through the old pipe and fracture it. The head drags and lays the new pipe even as it fractures the old one.