Trenchless versus Traditional: Choices in Sewer Replacement

“The only option is to replace the main sewer line.” Words that no homeowner wants to hear. Sewer replacement may conjure images of backhoes digging up the entire front or back yard; destroying landscaping, sidewalks, and anything else in the way. If you are faced with the replacement of your sewer line, never fear! With advancements in technology, there is a way to replace or repair the sewer without destroying the yard.

Trenchless technology is a relining process that uses a cured-in-place epoxy-resin that is inserted into the old pipe and heat-cured to a hardness that is 10 times stronger than traditional PVC. All of this is completed without digging up the yard since it is fed through the existing pipe.

Another advantage of the trenchless technology is the 50 year life expectancy. The new sewer line is a seamless pipe that prevents root intrusion and provides a smooth inside surface, making for a free-flowing waste removal system.

While trenchless technology has many advantages, it is important to choose the right plumbing company to perform the work. Not every sewer system can be re-lined. There are times that it is too late, the sewer line can be so broken that the only option is to dig and replace the line. If you have experienced a sewer backup, don’t wait until it is too late. Our Senior Plumbing Specialist can use a pipe vision camera to inspect the line and let you know exactly what is causing the problem. By getting a visual inspection, the Senior Plumbing Specialist can discuss your options and HELP you avoid the costly, messy repair of sewer line replacement.