As any homeowner will tell you, repairing your pipes is a serious business. From more manageable repair work on the pipes under the sink to underground sewer pipes, pipe repair work can make for quite a project. Pipes older than 40 years are recommended to be replaced or at least expected. After 40 years, the integrity of the pipes begin to deteriorate. For sewer pipes, this can be especially dangerous. Because sewer pipes are buried underground, they are more susceptible to serious damage and, worst yet, they are harder to get to. Tree roots alone can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.
However, some homeowners are reluctant to have their pipes replaces even with this knowledge. Why? Because traditional methods of sewer repair work involve digging giant trenches in your front or back yard in order to reach the pipes. This, as you can imagine, causes serious damage to one’s property and often requires additional restoration work, driving up the cost.
Fortunately, there is a relatively-new method that avoids digging trenches. Trenchless pipe installation is a novel method of replacing pipe. Trenchless pipe lining uses a cured-in-place pipe (or CIPP) that embeds itself within an existing pipe. Jointless, seamless, and incredibly durable, CIPP can fit within pipes 4″ to 110″ in diameter. Trenchless pipe repair is ideal for homeowners who need new pipes but do not want to dig a giant crater in their lawn to do it.
Incredibly, trenchless sewer repair is still relatively unknown despite having been around for 10-15 years. A recent study conducted by Angie’s List found that 78% of its respondents had never heard of trenchless or “no dig” pipe replacement. Though trenchless sewer pipe repair work is generally more expensive than the conventional methods, the money homeowners stand to save on the restoration costs that come with conventional methods more than makes up for it.
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