It’s never a good day when you come to the realization that you have a serious leak in your plumbing. Whether it’s due to a strangely high water bill or the unfortunate odor of sewage seeping into your lawn, it’s important to seek out sewer line repair services quickly.

However, which service you choose can make a large difference in what you end up paying for the job. In recent years, a newly developed technique called trenchless pipe repair has become a popular option for a number of reasons, including:

No excavation:

Previous methods used to repair or replace pipes almost always involved excavating large pieces of land so the contractors could reach the sewer line. This requires the extra costs of filling in the hole and repairing any landscaping that may have been harmed. Even though trenchless sewer repair costs anywhere from 30% to 50% more than most conventional methods, it can still be more cost-efficient by avoiding the need to cover thousands of dollars of additional restorative work.


Whether the site of the excavation invaded landscaping or simply tore up a part of the lawn, you can bet that a large trench is quite the eye sore. Both you and your neighbors likely won’t be happy staring out your window at it every morning. And depending on the extent of the damage, who knows how long the trench will have to remain open.

Tear down:

Given how large systems of pipes can be, there is no telling where a leak could occur. It could end up under a deck, a patio, or even a large tree. Decks and other standing structures may need to be torn down which will cost money in itself. Trees are especially costly considering their root systems grow through around 12 inches of soil, making them terribly difficult to pull out without heavy duty machinery.

Discovering a leak in your pipes does not have to be as disastrous as it once was. And with trenchless technologies continuing to improve, this method will only become more sought after.

In fact, trenchless repair techniques have captured nearly half of the $3.4 billion sewer line rehabilitation market, as well as 12.9% of the $1.5 billion spent on potable water pipe repairs. Trenchless sewer pipe repair can keep your yard, and your wallet, intact.