Trenchless sewer repair isn’t new… It’s actually been around for a few decades but the technology of today is light years ahead of what we were using 20 years ago. Before the trenchless method of sewer repair was introduced sewer and water lines needed to be excavated in order to be replaced or repaired. This can be a costly endeavor when you factor in landscaping, driveways, sidewalks, decks, patios and other obstructions that might be over top the existing lines on your property.
How Much Digging Does The Trenchless Pipe Repair Method Require?
That depends on where the problem pipes are. If the problem you’re having is a with a vertical water line in your commercial building for example then there is no digging required at all! We’ll be able to access the line from the roof of the building. If the problem is located in the piping between the municipal sewer or water line to your home or building then we usually have to dig two small holes at either end often 4 foot x 4 foot across.
These small entry points give us sufficient room to access the old pipe joints and to get the machinery in place for whichever method of trenchless repair we proceed with. This is a lot more economical than having to rebuild your driveway or sidewalk or even a deck or patio after an excavator or backhoe has ripped it all up.
Do All Plumbers Offer Trenchless Sewer Repairs?
They’d like to! But the real answer is no. This is a very specialized area of pipe repair that not every ticketed plumber has experience with. Not only that the equipment required for trenchless repair projects such as inspection cameras, hydrojetting equipment, the powerful winches, pumps and other machinery required is an extremely expensive investment.
Most plumbers are sub-contracting their trenchless sewer repairs out to other companies. When you choose to work with 1 Day Trenchless Sewer Repairs for your trenchless pipe repairs you are cutting out the middleman and working directly with the contractor who owns the trenchless equipment that will be working on your project.
More Advantages To Trenchless Sewer Repairs
Trenchless sewer and water line repairs are usually billed per foot of pipe repair. The shorter the pipe run, the more expensive per foot the repair is. In contrast to an excavation company who will be billing you by the hour that their machine sits on your property, making a giant mess!
- Preserve Existing Landscaping
- Save Your Driveway or Parking Spaces
- Very Small Property Impact
- Completed in Hours not Days
There are different types of trenchless repair options depending on the size (diameter and length) of the pipe that needs to be repaired along with what type of liquid will flow through the pipe. In most residential situations we’ll try and repair your line using the following methods.
- Pipe Slip Lining
- CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe)
- Pipe Bursting Methods
Pipe Slip Lining
This is generally the easiest method and one of the first options we’ll consider if the camera inspection shows that the walls of your host pipe are still relatively smooth and in good condition. We can pull through a new, smaller diameter replacement pipe and then re-plumb it into your home, building or municipal lines. This is a method most suited for buildings that have many water or sewer lines that will need to be repaired such as older commercial or industrial buildings.
CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe)
If the condition of your pipe is badly damaged, corroded or not in good enough condition for a slip line repair then cured in place pipe is another excellent solution. Available for a wide variety of pipe diameters from as small as 2″-10″ for most residential situations to as large as 24″ or more for large commercial, industrial or municipal systems. With the CIPP method of repair we can pull a resin soaked liner through your existing pipe (or what is left of it). We then fill the liner with either water or air and let the pipe “cure” in place. The result is a fiberglass or resin based replacement pipe that is strong, resists corrosion and will provide many years of trouble free use.
Pipe Bursting Methods
One of the clear disadvantages to the other two methods above is that you end up with a slightly smaller pipe than originally intended (it has to fit through the existing line remember). The pipe bursting method of repair aleviates that. Using an extremely powerful winch we pull a special bursting head through your line. This breaks up and compacts the old pipe material, be it clay, orangeburg or corroded steel and iron. Pulled neatly behind and tucked into place is the new replacement pipe that can be same diameter as the pipe it’s replacing.
Who Offers Trenchless Sewer Repairs in Ohio?
1 Day Trenchless Sewer Repairs is a full service “no dig” sewer and water line repair contractor based out of Ohio. We specialize in all three methods of trenchless sewer and water line repairs including Slip Lining, CIPP and Pipe Bursting. Residential, commercial, industrial or municipal projects our trucks and specialized technicians are ready to tackle your most complex pipe rehabilitation projects.