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Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

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Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Broken or leaking sewer lines may give very little warning. You walk outside and find sewage pooling on the lawn, or sewage may back up into your home. Traditional sewer line repair involves destruction to the lawn, with the digging of a trench deep and long enough to access the broken sewer line followed by repair or replacement. Once the pipe is repaired the trench is refilled according to local regulations and may involve the addition of a gravel substrate. This method calls for more labor, time and cost in. An alternative is trenchless sewer line repair and can provide the following benefits:

trenchless sewer line repair

  • Prevents future root intrusion and stops leakage
  • Increases flow capacity of sewer lines
  • No digging or destruction to your property providing reduced environmental impact. This is especially beneficial when landscaping such as large trees, driveways, patios, decks, utilities and buildings are in the location of sewer lines.
  • Repaired sewer lines are just as durable as new pipes are. This process is provided by lining the interior of an old sewer pipe with a brand new seamless liner. The PVC liner is first saturated at a rate of 100% with epoxy resin and then blown into the existing sewer line with extremely pressurized air. Once the liner is in place, a bladder is inserted and pressurized with hot steam. This molds the liner to the interior of the existing sewer pipe. This sewer repair results in a strong ‘pipeline-within-a-pipe’ that is extremely resistant to leaking, cracking and root invasion.
  • It provides a cost effective alternative for complete replacement. When sewer lines are severely damaged a trenchless method of sewer repair called ‘sewer pipe bursting’ can possibly be used to replace the old pipes with entirely new sewer lines. A cable is fed through the entire length of the sewer pipes and attached to a tool called the bursting head. Using a hydraulic wench, new pipe is pulled through the entire length of the old pipe with the bursting head breaking up the old pipe and pushing it into the surrounding soil. This method provides the installation of brand new sewer pipe that is resistant to leaking, cracking and root invasion without damage to your lawn or landscaping and without the destructive digging of typical sewer repair.

When sewer lines back up or start to leak it can be a sign they are in need of sewer repair or replacement. Sewer problems can result in leakage of effluent which contains bacteria and viruses. This can lead to dangerous contamination of the water table, water wells and surface water such as lakes. Sewer repair requires qualified professionals equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of up-to-date technology and information to diagnose and treat the problem promptly.

Failing sewer lines may cause backup of waste water and result in damage to your property. The following are some common signs of the need for sewer repairs:

  • The presence of excess water over the drain field
  • Collapsed areas in the drain fields, these may be small or large
  • Sewage odor outside or inside the home or business
  • Toilets that don’t flush and drains that fail to drain. You may hear ‘gurgling’ from your toilet
  • Waste water backing up into drain lines inside the home
  • These problems can be due to a clogged drain or a full septic tank if applicable, but they can also be due to failing sewer lines. Sewer effluent is a potential health hazard as well a source of structure damage and requires sewer repair right away when leaking or entering structures such as your home or business.

PipelineVideo Inspeciton

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing-Fort Worth uses the latest pipeline video inspection tools to assess the need for sewer pipe repair. This non-destructive method of assessing root damage as well as other types of sewer line problems allows us to find the exact location of the problem and repair it efficiently with minimal digging if required. This technique will reveal if a section or the entire sewer line needs to be repaired or replaced. This equipment locates the depth of the damaged sewer line from above ground allowing for sewer repairs to be focused in the area needed. Video inspections can locate root intrusion or other clogs, separated lines, offset pipe joints, or a broken pipe requiring repair.

Common Sewer Problems

Sewer repair can remedy certain common problems in older sewer lines. Most sewer line damage happens gradually over time, and the growth of roots through cracked sewer lines is one of the most common causes of damage. Tree roots enter and block sewer lines and can break the pipe up as the roots grow within the line. You can utilize sewer line cleaning to remove the roots, but this is only a temporary solution if you have older, fragile sewer pipes.

Due to this fragility some older sewer lines may actually be damaged by attempts to clean them. In the case of aging sewer lines it may be recommended to replace them with more durable pipes made of newer materials like plastic than to attempt to provide a repair that is likely to cause additional damage to fragile pipes. Trenchless sewer line repair costs on the average about half that of traditional trenching pipe repair.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing-Fort Worth plumbers will provide you with exemplary service and all the benefits of their experience and expertise. We look forward to providing the prompt and professional plumbing services you need. When you need plumbers in Arlington, Texas or the Fort Worth region call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing-Fort Worth.