The headache of a traditional sewer repair — the ripped up lawn, complaints from neighbors, the offensive smell, and the work period prolonged by the digging of a deep trench for pipe access — is enough to deter any homeowner from properly addressing any sewer problems they might have. The fact is, if your home is more than 20 years old, you should have a proactive sewer inspection.
The good news is that there is a much cleaner, easier alternative to the traditional headache– trenchless, sewer technology. Even though this effective and painless method is out there, 78% of Angie’s List poll respondents hadn’t heard of it! Don’t let yourself be a member of that statistical group, and get educated about trenchless methods, so that when the time comes, you’ll know who to call.
What Is It?
Trenchless repair methods and trenchless sewer replacement utilize a new technology called CIPP, or cured-in-place-pipes, which are jointless, seamless tubes that are inserted into the existing pipe, inflated, and then allowed to cure right inside. A CIPP has a 50 year lifespan, the same as that of a brand new pipe.
How Can It Help You?
Since all a trenchless sewer technician needs is two access points on either side of the offending pipe, there will be virtually no damage to your yard. This will cut back on the lawn rehabilitation costs, time, money, and effort needed — all with the same or better results.
There is no doubt that trenchless sewer line repair is revolutionary for homeowners. Considering the effects of age, rust and corrosion, and even the threats posed by trees to your sewer system, it’s astounding that trenchless methods have been on the market for 10 to 15 years without widespread public outcry. It has enjoyed steadily growing popularity, however — in the U.S., trenchless sewer repair technology has has an upward growth rate, capturing about half of the $3.4 billion market for sewer line rehabilitation and about an eighth of the $1.5 billion spent on repairing potable water pipes.
Jump on board the trenchless sewer repair train and make sewer repair as easy and as painless as it can be!