Trenchless sewer repair, as its name suggests, allows for sewer line repair without excavating along the entire pipe. It’s been available on the residential market for more than a decade, and yet many homeowners either have never heard of it or think that trenchless offerings sound too good to be true. But trenchless repair (whether that’s using a sewer pipe bursting method or a cured-in-place liner) really is an amazing innovation. Here are the top five advantages it offers:
- It’s Less Disruptive
This is the obvious one. Little to no excavation is necessary, meaning your home and yard stay completely intact. No mess, no fuss.
- It’s Faster
Trenchless sewer repairs can often be completed in as little as a single day. That means a shorter period of time you need to worry about fitting your life around having certain plumbing services shut off, as well as less time taken off work to make sure everything goes smoothly.
- It Uses High-Quality Materials
The materials used for both cured-in-place linings and trenchless replacement pipes are extremely high in quality (ask about polyethylene piping if you get a choice). They resist corrosion and ward off incursions from tree roots, both of which are likely to lead to more sewer repairs down the road.
- It Leads to Better Function
Even if you’re using a trenchless sewer repair method that slightly lessens the diameter of your sewer line (like cured-in-place technology), the improved materials often will give you a better functioning system — instantly.
- It’s Less Expensive
Despite all the preceding advantages, trenchless repair methods are often more affordable than their traditional counterparts. That’s because, added together, savings from not having to replace landscaping and lower labor costs because of the faster process normally surpass the additional cost of the higher-tech method. So you can get all these advantages and end up paying the same or less than you would for a traditional repair.
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