The right company
When looking for the right servicing company to repair your damaged piping lines, you have to find one that has certifications in all methods of the trenchless pipe repair and replacement. Expertise and years of experience should also be considered. Look for companies that have been in the business for several years now and those that employ skilled professional plumbers.
When it comes to trenchless sewer pipe repair, you have different options. First is the process of piping. Other references to this method include epoxy lining or the cured in place lining. In this procedure, a balloon is inserted in the old pipe using a two part epoxy resin. It is applied and then cured in place. When the curing process is completed which usually takes about 3 to 6 hours depending on the humidity, the balloon is then removed. What you have now is a new pipe within the old pipe. Usually, only a single hole is created in order to install the new pipe in place.
The other method is known as the pipe bursting. This procedure includes drilling two holes in order to access the pipe which is replaced from both ends. This is typically done by pulling a new pipe and then crushing the old one using strong hydraulic machineries and cables.
There are a lot of advantages of replacing the sewer lines with the use of trenchless methods. Using the pipe bursting or the pipelining method, you have just saved the lines of people, driveway, landscaping, flooring, prevented unprecedented street works and saved huge money for your client. Other advantages to this technology include a 50 year life on the pipes. These pipes resist corrosion and the seamless pipes used prevent root intrusion of trees. The smooth surface also makes it easy for a free-flowing drainage system.
The trenchless technology has also benefited industries beyond the drains and sewers. This technology is used in water line and gasoline replacement.
There are rare moments when it is already too late to rehabilitate or repair your pipe using the trenchless method. The line in your sewer could be very much damaged that your only option is to manually dig up trenches and then replace the pipes. When this happens, you cannot make use of the trenchless technology.