What Are the Most Common Types of Trenchless Pipe Repair?
Fact: A sewer line can break when you least expect it. When this happens, you’ll need to have the problem resolved as soon as possible to help prevent a slew of other issues (related to the matter) from occurring.
While it may seem as if the only option is to dismantle your property, digging trenches to get to the problematic line, there’s hope — cue a trenchless pipe repair! This minimally-invasive technique is a quick, efficient, and cheaper alternative than traditional methods.
If your home requires a trenchless pipe repair, here are a few common ways that a professional plumbing team will be able to save the day and fix your sewer line:
Two Types of Trenchless Pipe Repair
If your sewer pipe still has a decent amount of structural integrity, this will be one of the best repair options! This minimally labor-intensive “procedure” works by pulling a new pipe liner into the preexisting sewer line and placing it right where the brunt of the damage is.
Once the liner is positioned in the correct position, the team will inflate the liner, and it will begin to dry. Finally, once this “miracle liner” is dried, it will form into a thin, water-tight, hard layer and will restore your sewer line to working order!
Now, if your sewer line suffered significant damage, pipe bursting is another perfect solution to help solve the problem. Unlike pipe relining, this service physically tears apart the current line and simultaneously replaces it with a new line — but how so? Simple: It starts with a specific tool called a bursting head.
Once the tool is inserted into the damaged sewer line, a high-powered winch drives the cone-shaped device into your line and rips it apart. As it gradually moves through and breaks the damaged line, it starts to assemble and leave behind the new sewer line.