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Common Trenchless Sewer Repair Questions

What Are Trenchless Sewer Repairs?

Sewer lines are buried deep beneath the ground, rarely thought about until something goes wrong. Being protected, they can last for decades without problems until the soil shifts, they become too old, tree roots intrude on them, or the piping material fails. When issues arise, homeowners can dread the expensive and invasive nature of the repairs. 

However, there is another way to replace or repair sewer lines that don’t involve costly and time-consuming excavation. Trenchless sewer line repair is the answer to many sewer line problems. Here is a quick guide to trenchless sewer repairs to help homeowners understand how much simpler they can make fixing sewer lines. 

How Is Trenchless Sewer Repair Done?

Various methods can be used for trenchless sewer line repairs, and which is used depends on several factors in the situation.  Three common ways plumbers can perform trenchless repairs are: 

  • Pipe bursting: A pipe-bursting head is attached to the hydraulic cable. As the cable is pulled backward through the line, the head destroys the old pipe and pulls a new line into place. 
  • Slip lining: The old line is left intact, but the hydraulic cable pulls a new pipe with a slightly smaller diameter into the old one, where they are sealed together. 
  • Cured-in-place pipe lining: A fiberglass sleeve is inflated inside the old pipe, and a sponge containing epoxy resin soaks the fibers so that it hardens into a new, smooth pipe lining. 

What Problems Can Trenchless Pipe Repairs Fix? 

corrosion pipe Trenchless pipe repair can be used to address many different sewer line problems, including things like: 

  • Rust or pipe corrosion
  • Minor pipe misalignment
  • Tree root infiltration
  • Sewage backups from a damaged line
  • Cracked or leaking pipe

What Are the Benefits of Avoiding Excavation During Trenchless Repairs? 

save money Sewer line repairs have traditionally been a headache because they are expensive and can cause damage to the yard or property. Trenchless sewer line repairs protect the value and beauty of a home or business because they cause far less damage to the concrete and landscaping around a property. 

Additionally, they can entirely forgo the need to jackhammer through structural portions of the home. The lack of digging and excavation allows homeowners to save money when it comes to cleaning and fixing the area after repairs are done since it preserves the landscaping and integrity of the property. Also, since trenchless sewer line repairs require much less excavation, repairs can be done quicker and are often cheaper than traditional repairs. 

About Henco Plumbing Services

Henco Plumbing Services is an award-winning plumbing company serving Vancouver and the surrounding areas. They provide flat-rate pricing, same-day service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call them today for trenchless sewer repair services in Vancouver, WA.