Trenchless Sewer Repair
Trenchless sewer pipe replacement can certainly help you avoid the disruption and costs associated with digging long trenches in your yard and tearing up landscaping, hardscaping, driveways and other structures that commonly occurs with replacing damaged sewer lines.
With traditional trenching, you’re often forced to pay to dig up the street in front of your home, for traffic to be rerouted and for any repairs to any city-owned property or main sewer lines. This can range from a few thousand dollars to $20,000 or more.
Trenchless methods for homes have been around for about 15 years, but many homeowners are not aware of the option. The most common types of trenchless sewer line replacement are pipe lining and pipe bursting.
A pipe liner, also known as “cured-in-place pipe,” is a flexible tube coated with resin that is blown or pulled into the damaged pipe and inflated. The resin then hardens, creating a pipe within a pipe that is jointless and corrosion resistant. Lining will reduce the diameter of the lateral pipe – which connects the home to the main sewer line – by about a quarter of an inch, but won’t affect your capacity to remove waste from your home. Pipe lining typically involves digging just one access hole.
Pipe lining might not be possible if the lateral has joints or has collapsed, but the pipe bursting method can still be done on a collapsed lateral if there’s room to drag a cable through the old pipe. Pipe bursting involves pulling a new pipe through a damaged one, while simultaneously fracturing the old pipe outward. This typically requires digging access holes on either side of the lateral pipe.
Experts say pipe bursting and lining are equally durable. Costs for trenchless replacement vary, depending on factors like material prices, soil type and how deep sewers are buried.
Trenchless options can cost 30 to 50 percent more than conventional digging in some cases, but can still be more cost effective because you’re not spending thousands of dollars in additional restorative work.
Depending on where you live and the condition and configuration of your pipes, trenching might still be the best option. Shop around and talk to reputable, licensed plumbers and sewer line professionals about what would work best for your situation.
Your home relies on efficient plumbing in Arlington. While water leaks, water heater repair, and clogged drains are among the most common plumbing problems, sewer pipe issues are among the most dreaded, especially when repair or replacement is required. Fortunately, there is an alternative to the previous method of trenching and excavation of the lawn in order to replace the sewer pipe. A+ Plumbing & Rootering Plumbing plumbers in Arlington offer trenchless sewer repair, a method that isn’t damaging to your landscaping, lawn, hardscaping, or structures. The method provides a permanent repair for your plumbing in Arlington.
Signs of Sewer Pipe Problems
Problems with a sewer pipe typically worsen over time, and can remain undetected by the homeowner for years. This is especially true when a sewer leak occurs under a home’s concrete slab foundation. Common signs of sewer pipe problems include:
- Lush, green grass in the vicinity of a sewer line
- Water pooling on the lawn, with or without sewer odor
- Depressed area on the lawn
- Poorly flushing toilets, and drain problems throughout the home
- Sewer back-up
- Gurgling toilets
Determining the Problem
Our plumbers use the latest technology in diagnosing sewer pipe issues with video pipe inspection. The video pipe inspection, also called a sewer camera, uses a high-resolution waterproof video camera with a flexible fiber optic cable. The tiny camera provides a live image displayed on a monitor for the plumber to view. With the live view, our plumber can identify the cause of the problem, and provide the solution. A A+ Plumbing & Rootering licensed professional plumber can identify and repair problems such as blockage, pipe deterioration, leakage, offset pipe, collapsed pipe, cracked or crushed pipe and other issues in the home’s sewer plumbing in Arlington.
Where Trenchless Pipe Repair is Useful
Trenchless pipe repair is an effective, time saving process in almost all situations, including the following:
- Underground pipes beneath landscaping, hardscaping, driveways, sidewalks, your home or other structures
- Burst sewer pipes, and tree root infiltration
- Sewer backup and/or leaking sewer lines
- Broken, crushed, deteriorated, misaligned, bellied and cracked sewer pipe
- When a larger sewer pipe is required
The Advantages of Trenchless Pipe Repair
Trenchless sewer pipe repair allows for an expedited and permanent repair of your home’s sewer plumbing in Arlington without destructive excavation or trenching.
The process of repair uses a bursting head to fragment the existing pipe, pushing the fragments out of the way, while pulling new pipe into place for a seamless, permanent job. The technology provides pipe repair or complete pipe replacement of the home’s sewer plumbing in Arlington.
The trenchless method provides an efficient and cost effective alternative for the replacement of damaged or deteriorated sewer pipe.
A+ Plumbing & Rootering Plumbing plumbers in Arlington provide professional trenchless sewer repair and replacement you can rely on. Contact A+ Plumbing & Rootering Plumbing for sewer pipe repair or replacement of your plumbing in Arlington. We stand behind our 100% satisfaction guarantee on our plumbing services. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.