In the old days, there was really no way of getting around it. If you needed any type of sewer repair, you might as well kiss your lawn goodbye. This invasive, antiquated digging method ruined millions of landscapes over the years, but thankfully, it is no longer your only option.
Now, both home and business owners are taking advantage of trenchless sewer pipe repair. If you’ve never heard of “no dig” trenchless pipe repair, you’re not alone. About 78% of Angie’s List poll respondents hadn’t heard of “no dig” sewer technology, but once they learned what it was, they were fully on board.
In that same Angie’s List poll, 73% of homeowners say they’d pay more for sewer pipe replacement if it would preserve their existing landscaping, patio, deck, or other outdoor features. Can you blame them? Consider how expensive it is for one minor landscaping job, let alone a complete upheaval and restoration of your lawn. Trenchless sewer pipe repair is non-invasive, which means you can obtain important fixes without destroying your beautiful landscape.
Now, how does trenchless sewer pipe repair work? The first step in your repair process is a sewer camera inspection. If you remember way back when, even the inspection that preceded traditional plumbing repairs was quite invasive. Trenchless inspections require just a tiny hole in your lawn in which a camera can be snaked through to diagnose the problem.
Once the inspection is complete, your trenchless experts identify the repairs that need to get done. Typically, they will utilize either pipe lining or pipe bursting, two similarly effective techniques that do not require digging. Experts say that pipe bursting and lining are equally durable, and many come with warranties ranging from 10 to 50 years.
After that, all you need to do is relax with a cool drink and think about the money you saved by not having to restore your lawn. Trenchless dig repair is also particularly beneficial for business owners. Customers don’t like to see a large, noisy crew for days on end, and trenchless methods help to avoid this situation.
The next time your pipes begin to falter, just remember to go trenchless. It’s faster, easier, more cost-effective, less invasive, and the best thing that has ever happened to the plumbing industry.