3 Fact About Trenchless Sewer Repair You Probably Didn’t Know
The thought of dealing with sewer line replacement is dreadful to most homeowners. Visions of torn up backyards, busted lines exploding from the ground, and numerous workers trampling around for days on end are what comes to mind for many. There is a relatively new way to go about sewer repair though that you may not know about called trenchless sewer repair.
For those who have never heard the term here are a couple of simple facts to keep in mind the next time you’re in need of pipe or sewer repair.
- That It Exists: According to a recent Angie’s List survey, 78% of homeowners had never heard of “no dig” sewer technology. Well, it is in fact a real thing! It has only been available in the residential setting for about 10 or 15 years, despite being around for some time longer in more commercial/industrial environments.
One of the reasons credited for this is due to the fact that when people run into a sewer repair problem they really don’t have the time to waste researching various aspects of the industry. They need the work done fast and traditional means are the only way they know how.
- It Will Save You In the Long Run: It might sound high-tech and futuristic, which usually entails greater costs, but the reality is you will end up saving money going this route. This is due to the fact that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in additional restorative work that comes with traditional repairs. Even though trenchless options can cost 30 to 50% more upfront than compared to conventional digging, it will still save you money in the long run.
- Even a New Home Can Benefit: The general rule of thumb is that a new sewer will last about 40 years before needing to be replaced. That’s a nice starting point, but unfortunately even if your house is new the piping and sewer system might not be. Trenchless methods can be used on pipes both old and new so no matter what you’ll be able to go this route.
For the vast majority of people, just hearing about this up-and-coming technology is a great start. Pretty soon it will be the way sewer repair is done.