Just How Durable is Trenchless Sewer Repair?
If you’re facing a sewer problem, you’ve probably heard or read about trenchless sewer repair. Many people spend a lot of time wondering which type of repair would be better for them or wondering how to make the most out of every dollar they spend on their sewer.
There are many rumors and misconceptions out there about trenchless pipe repair. One we hear a lot is that trenchless sewer repairs don’t last. Here’s the truth you need to know before you make a final decision on the type of sewer repairs you want or need.
The Trenchless Sewer Repair Process
First, it’s important to understand exactly what trenchless sewer repair is. These technologies allow us to fix your sewer without having to dig up your yard, or by only digging a few, small holes, instead of a trench along the entire length of your sewer line.
We’ll work through the sewer access hatch in or near your home. Our technology allows us to visually inspect sewer pipes, clean sewer pipes, replace sections of pipe, and more, all without digging up your yard.
Misconceptions About Trenchless Sewer Repair
One of the most common trenchless pipe repairs that we do is called pipe relining. We can place a liner over a small hole or crack in your pipe so that your sewer line stops leaking.
Many people hear the word “liner” and they assume that these sewer repairs are flimsy and that they won’t last very long. They believe that anything flexible enough to fit inside a pipe and then get applied with glue can’t be very strong.
The Truth You Need to Know
While it might be hard to believe, these pipe liners can last up to 50 years! This can be much longer than the life of many types of sewer lines. Since the liners aren’t made of metal, they won’t rust or corrode. Most people find that they have many other sewer issues before their liner gives them trouble!