What is the first image that pops into your mind when you think about having the sewer system repaired at your residential, commercial, or industrial property? If you are like most real estate owners you picture those large and loud excavation trucks digging a large trench in your yard, grounds, driveway, or parking lot. The next image that pops into your mind is the repair bill that will certainly take a humongous chunk out of your bank account. It is almost enough to make you want to hit the panic button.
That being said it is extremely important for you to be properly informed and prepared before a sewer related disaster strikes. Far too many property owners are not aware that they actually have choices. Although there are still a great deal of plumbing contractors that employ the use of the old school traditional excavation method forward thinking companies, like Restore Pipe Systems rely on technology instead of trenches. The fact of the matter is that trenchless sewer repair procedures have been available in Ogden, Utah and surrounding areas for the past fifteen odd years.
The traditional excavation method requires the plumbing contractor to dig a large and destructive trench along the entire length of the sewer pipeline in order to expose it for repair or replacement. The trench destroys anything and everything in its path. Since sewer pipelines typically run under lawns, trees, flowerbeds, mulch beds, scrubs, patios, walkways, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots you can count on severe destruction to your landscaping and hardscaping. Interestingly enough the plumbing contractor is not responsible to fix the damage that the trench has caused.
Repairing and or replacing the landscaping and hardscaping are the responsibility of the property owner. After the plumbing contractor fills the trench back in with dirt their job is complete. Speaking of completing the traditional excavation sewer repair job, it can take multiple weeks when all is said and done. Can you imagine being unable to use the water or bathrooms for that period of time? The good news is that trenchless sewer repair methods can cut that time frame down to as little as one day. There are actually two types of trenchless sewer repair currently available.
Trenchless Pipe Lining
The trenchless pipe lining approach is used if the existing sewer pipeline is in fairly decent shape, meaning there may be chips, cracks, and rotten spots but no major breaks in the sewer pipes. Instead of excavating a large and destructive trench only a small access point is required at one end of the sewer pipeline. A high-tech machine uses the access point to cover all interior surface areas of the sewer pipes with a specially formulated wet epoxy resin.
Within a few hours the epoxy resin cures in place forming a hard, impenetrable pipe liner or pipe within a pipe. The new epoxy liner fixes any of the existing problems and prevents future issues from occurring. It will last for a minimum of fifty years. In addition the trenchless pipe lining procedure is approximately fifty-percent more cost effective than the traditional excavation method and takes as little as one day to complete from start to finish.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
The trenchless pipe bursting approach is used if the existing sewer pipeline is broken to the point that pipe lining simply will not work. Instead of excavating a large and destructive trench only two small access points are requires, one at each end of the sewer pipeline. A different high-tech machine uses the access points to install a continuous, one-piece, plastic PVC pipe into the existing sewer pipeline. As the PVC pipe is being pushed, pulled, or blown through it bursts the old sewer pipeline in an outward motion.
The pieces of the old sewer pipes are distributed into the ground where they are left to rot away. When the process is complete the new PVC sewer pipeline completely replaces the old one, and will last for 50-100 years. In addition the trenchless pipe bursting procedure is significantly more cost effective than the traditional excavation method and takes as little as one day to complete from start to finish.
Restore Pipe Systems specializes in trenchless sewer repair in Ogden, Utah and surrounding areas. We are proud to provide our valued customers with the most technologically advanced plumbing processes and procedures.