Homeowners dread needing a sewer pipe replaced for a few reasons. First, there’s the expense of replacing a damaged pipe. Second, people in the house must avoid flushing toilets or running faucets while the work is ongoing. Third, there’s the disruption to the property with excavation and the resulting dirt seam in the yard where the grass needs to be planted again. Homeowners may have seen situations where concrete had to be broken up for the project. Fortunately, newer technology involving a Trenchless Sewer Pipe can avoid the inconveniences of conventional excavation.
Underground residential sewer pipes are typically constructed of concrete or clay. Although these pipes are very sturdy, they are susceptible to developing minute cracks that attract tree roots seeking moisture and fertilizer. Gradually, the roots grow into pipes and cause further damage. Sewer backups begin occurring sporadically as materials flushed down toilets catch onto the roots. The pipe may not break and create an emergency situation, but the home may experience such frequent backups that the owner knows getting that pipe replaced is important.
A Trenchless Sewer Pipe installation doesn’t require a backhoe or other large equipment. An example of trenchless installation involves placing a liner inside the existing pipe. Technicians pull a long flexible tube into the pipe and then inflate it. A resin coating gradually hardens, essentially turning this device into a new pipe within the old one. A second strategy involves drawing a new hard pipe through the old one, breaking up the old pipe as the new one moves along. In both cases, the pipe replacement is a bit narrower, but not enough to cause problems with waste water flowage.
A company such as Behle Inc. can do this type of work for residential property owners. Homeowners can get estimates on trenchless work. The cost of conventional excavation sometimes costs more than this newer technology when the homeowner includes all the associated costs, such as having pavement replaced. The cost may not be less if no pavement is involved, but homeowners may prefer the trenchless method to avoid all the hassles of conventional excavation. In some cases, just getting the backhoe or other large equipment into the correct area can be difficult depending on the landscape, trees and outbuildings. You can also follow them on Twitter.