What is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

What is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

Sewer blockage is one of the common problems homeowners face. The blockage not only spreads the foul smell and germs proving hazardous to the health but also creates a mess when the yard is dug to fix the problem in a sewer. For many years, repair or relining of sewage lines required a great amount of excavation. This was an expensive and time-consuming process leaving the driveway and the yard for repairs. Occasionally, the repairs amounted to replacing the trees and also the shrubs.

With the advancement of the plumbing technology, to repair the sewer line or to replace the sewer lines, the digging and the resulting mess is avoided. For the trenchless sewer line repair, the plumber or the plumbing contractor uses state-of-art-technology and video inspection to pinpoint the sewer problems effectively and efficiently. The video inspection reveals whether there are cracks, root intrusion or a complete collapse in the sewer line. The plumber or the plumbing contractor does not employ the dig repair method that means no trenches are dug to repair or rehabilitate the pipe. Instead, the plumbers use access holes for it. In the absence of access hole, the plumbers dig two small access hole to fix the problem.

Trenchless technology is a niche area in plumbing technology with two varieties for trenchless sewer repair – pipe bursting and pipe relining

Pipe bursting – consists of bursting the old pipe as the new pipe is pushed through it. In pipe bursting, the old pipe acts as a guide for laying and new pipe. An equipment is used to rip the old pipe and push the new pipe. So, with the pipe bursting method, the new strong pipe is laid exactly in the same place where the old pipe was laid.

Pipe relining– has similarities to the pipe bursting. However, in pipe relining, a fiberglass liner is placed inside the damaged pipe and both the ends of the pipes are sealed. Here, the old pipe is not spilt to replace it. The pipe relining lasts for years as it fiberglass is used in this process.

As the Trenchless sewer line repair method employs the use of state-of-the-art technology, it sounds expensive than the traditional method. However, if the cost of digging the trenches, repairing the sewer lines and reforming the ground is compared with the trenchless method, the cost of the trenchless method is not very high. Hence, most of the homeowners prefer to use trenchless sewer line replacement at Long Branch, NJ rather than the traditional method.


About Victor Perkins

Victor Perkins is a Mass Communications graduate and an ardent blogger. He has sound knowledge over the topics of business, sports, politics and the daily news updates. With a good eye for writing and copy editing Victor writes blogs for A-General Plumbing and Sewer Service company.

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