What is Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement?
If you live in an older home in Kansas City, the lifespan of your home’s plumbing system may be in the back of your mind, or even at the top of your mind. If your sewer is 40-years-old or older, it may be a matter of time before it needs to be replaced.
Perhaps your home was recently built in an older neighborhood. If that’s the case, your home’s plumbing may not be connected to a new pipe. Instead, it may be connected to an older one. Many homeowners would agree that if a home has an older sewer, a replacement is in the home’s future.
We’ve found that a lot of people are afraid of having to replace their sewer – for some homeowners, it’s their biggest fear! This is especially the case if they live in an older neighborhood, with big, beautiful, mature trees. Trees with thirsty roots that wreak havoc on your home’s sewer.
Have You Considered a Trenchless Method?
If you’ve had nightmares about digging up your whole yard, ruining your English Garden, or even having to plow through that beautiful patio or wooden deck you installed, you’re not alone.
If you love your home that sits on a majestic, tree-lined street but is afraid of the old pipes that sit below, you may want to consider a trenchless sewer line replacement – a great alternative over a full-blown excavation.
The trenchless methods have been around for about 15 years, but a lot of homeowners are not aware of them. Since many sewer line replacements are decided upon in emergency situations, homeowners don’t always have the time to do their research and learn about this alternative to excavation.
Signs you may need a sewer line replacement in the near future:
- Your home is more than 40-years-of-age
- Your neighbors are having theirs replaced
- You live on a street lined with old, mature trees
As you probably know, a sewer pipe replacement can really disrupt your yard. The traditional methods can force you to dig up lush landscaping, irrigation systems, and they can even force you to dig up patios and driveways when the lines run beneath them.
If you are looking for ways to avoid this total disruption of your yard, a trenchless sewer line repair or replacement may help you avoid the backhoe altogether. If you opt for a “no dig” sewer replacement, you bypass the need for digging up your whole yard.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repairs & Replacement
Without going into too much detail, we’ll tell you that trenchless sewer line techniques have become popular among our customers and homeowners across the nation. In simple terms, the modern method pulls a new pipe through the old, damaged one. This method is called pipe bursting.
Another popular method is pipelining, which is where a pipe liner is pulled into the damaged pipe and then inflated. Pipelining may not work if the lateral joints have collapsed. If pipelining is not an option, pipe bursting may still be an effective alternative.
Generally, both pipe bursting and lining are equally effective and durable, and many of them come with warranties ranging from 10 to 50 years.
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