Trenchless pipe and drain repairs is one of the ways of fixing your drain pipes when they break down.
Benefits of the procedure
There are plenty of benefits that come with repairing your pipes using the trenchless method. Some of these methods include:
Little damage: If you have used the traditional sewer line repair methods, you will agree with me that the procedure is usually complicated. The drain contractor you hire has to dig up your yard to access the drain pipes. This isn’t the case with trenchless sewer repair. Using this method, the contractors find a small opening and insert their pipes of interest. There is no damage to the yard and is quick.
Cost effective: Since you don’t have to dig up your yard, you save the money you would have spent to hire people to do it. The trenchless repair process also requires very few people which saves more money on your side.
Less mess: As mentioned above, there is no damage to your yard thus there is no mess to deal with once the repair contractors are done. In fact, no one will know that you had a problem with your sewer pipes.
How the sewer pipes are repaired using trenchless technology
The process begins with you identifying that you have a problem with your drain pipes and contacting a repair professional. When the professional arrives, he will use a camera to inspect the nature of the pipes and identify the problematic areas. If the problems are minor such as a clog, the contractor gets rid of it.
If roots damage the pipes or they are too old, and they can’t continue functioning optimally, he has no way out other than to replace it.
The contractor then prepares the liner with special epoxies, then using state of the art tools and equipment, the professional inserts the liner inside the damaged pipes. Once done, the contractor inserts a camera in pipes to confirm that they have indeed been fixed properly.
Types of trenchless repair
There are many types of trenchless repairs that you can have. The most common are:
Pipe lining: This one begins with a fault in the original pipe. The sewer contractor places a camera inside the drain pipes to discover the exact location of the problem and what he/she does to fix it. The contractor lines the new pipe inside the old one.
Pipe bursting: This type of trenchless repair has the same results as pipe lining. The sewer and drain cleaning contractor bursts the old pipe as he pushes the new pipe inside the old one.