What is trenchless pipe replacement?
First used in the U.S in 1975, trenchless pipe replacement (also called repair) is one the best solutions to fixing sewer pipes. The critical point about trenchless replacement is that it involves no trenches. It’s non-invasive, meaning your home and yard are not torn up to fix a simple pipe. It’s fast and can be completed in only one day. Finally, it’s cost-effective, saving you thousands in clean-up and home repair expenses.
Does trenchless pipe replacement work?
YES! Compared to conventional pipe replacement methods, trenchless technology has become the most recommended solution around. It’s eliminated the need to dig long trenches in your yard, rip up tiles or wood flooring, and the need to chip away concrete slabs. This new technology can be applied where older techniques cannot.
Trenchless pipe replacement only requires one or two access points, often 4ft x 4ft holes on either side of the house. Plumbers can make another access area by pulling a toilet out and using the floor connection. On occasions, some space around the toilet will need to be chipped away, but that is far better than destroying precious wood flooring or unique kitchen tile. The collateral damage of trenchless drain pipe replacement is nothing compared to the effects of traditional methods.
Types of trenchless pipe replacement
There are two types of trenchless pipe replacement; pipe lining and pipe bursting. They both need to meet specific requirements to ensure your pipes qualify for replacement, such as the pipe’s structural integrity. Trenchless pipe replacement always begins with a pipe cleaning solution such as Hydro-jetting, which you can learn more about here.