Trenchless Sewers: Know Your Sewer Line Repair Options

Sewer line repair is one repair that homeowners often dread, because it can mean digging up your whole yard to fix the sewer line. This incurs costs not just in the form of parts and labor for the sewer repair, but also to put your yard and landscaping back together after the sewer line repair is completed. Trenchless sewer repairs, like pipe relining, can provide a simpler alternative to traditional sewer line repair. A trenchless sewer repair doesn’t require digging up the yard and then repairing the landscaping later on.

Considerations Regarding Sewer Line Repair

If you have a sewer line problem and need to choose which type of sewer line repair is best for you, here are some things to keep in mind.

1. Standard excavation for sewer line repair requires that a long trench be dug along the sewer line. Trenchless pipe repair requires that two entry point holes be dug, and pipe relining requires only hole for entry to repair the problem.
2. If your sewer is at basement depth, pipe relining can be a great option for you.
3. Your sewer line could be located underneath your porch, patio, sidewalks, driveway, and landscaping. This means that a traditional repair method could require any of these fixtures to be dug up and ruined. The expense for replacing any of these things would fall to you, the homeowner.
4. Often times, damage to sewer lines is caused by trees. The roots can grow into the pipes and cause blockage. Removing the tree can get rid of that problem, but diminish the beauty of your yard. Trenchless sewer repair can be performed without harming your trees, and the types of pipes used in trenchless sewer repair aren’t susceptible to damage by tree roots.
5. Rebuilding your yard after excavation can be a long process. The yard will need time for the dirt to settle, and it can take as long as a year before your yard begins to look normal again. 

Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Repair and Pipe Relining

Depending on your particular circumstances, the best choice in sewer line repair may vary. However, there are some advantages to trenchless sewer repair that you should keep in mind while making your decision.

1. Trenchless sewer repair is not invasive, and it won’t cause damage to your yard, landscaping, or basement.
2. Trenchless sewer repair is a cost-effective option. When you have a traditional excavation and sewer repair, there can be extra costs in the form of surprises that come up after the digging begins. There are also additional permits and other expenses. A trenchless repair is more predictable, and you won’t get surprise costs after the job is begun.
3. Trenchless sewer repair is safer for the environment. It requires fewer chemicals and less machinery than traditional sewer line repair, so fewer pollutants are introduced to the environment.
4. Trenchless sewer repair takes much less time to complete than a traditional excavation. You can have the problem resolved and get back to normal quickly.
5. The pipe materials used in a trenchless sewer repair are very long-lasting and durable. In addition, they improve your water flow.
6. Trenchless sewer repair allows you to upgrade your sewer system without digging up your yard.
7. The pipe materials used in a trenchless sewer repair are resistant to corrosion and damage by tree roots.

If you are experiencing sewer line problems, contact Scott English Plumbing. We will assess the problem and discuss your options for traditional or trenchless sewer line repair. Give us a call today.