There are many reasons a homeowner may find themselves in need of a sewer line repair. Old lines crack and corrode. Mature trees lay root structures that make their way into sewer lines, causing backups. The traditional way of repairing a sewer involves digging a trench from the home to the street. While this costly, disruptive and time consuming route may be the right strategy in many situations, there is another option known as trenchless sewer repair. Here are three things a homeowner should know about the trenchless way to repair sewer lines.
No Demolition Required
Trenchless sewer repair involves installing a sleeve inside the existing sewer line. This sleeve is structural, allowing the current line to stay in place with the added reinforcement the sleeve provides.
When sewer lines are repaired with this method, there is no demolition of yards, driveways and sidewalks. Demolition is normal and expected if choosing to replace the sewer line.
A considerable amount of time can be saved in choosing trenchless line repair. The demolition that accompanies trench digging can leave a homeowner with many associated repairs. Lawns and landscaping may need to be replanted. Sidewalks and driveways may have large sections to repair or need complete replacing.
These costly repairs are time consuming. A homeowner can wait weeks to find contractors to repair the collateral damage caused by trench digging.
May Save Money
The bill from a plumbing contractor is usually much higher with trenchless sewer repairs compared to a line replacement. When a homeowner starts to look at the full cost in terms of inconvenience, time and the expense of repairing yards, driveways and walkways, going trenchless may end up saving money.
Trenchless repairs are not an option in many circumstances. When it isn’t necessary to replace the sewer line via digging, homeowners may choose the less destructive method of repair.