3 Frequently Asked Questions About Trenchless Pipelining

If you own a home, you know that sewer line repair can be a nightmare. Not only is it expensive, but it's also disruptive, forcing you to dig up your yard—possibly even your driveway, sidewalk, or garage. In an Angie's List poll, 73% of respondents said that they would pay more for their sewer pipe replacement if it would preserve their landscaping.

A better solution for sewer line repair is trenchless pipelining.

What Is Trenchless Pipelining?

Unlike traditional sewer line replacement, trenchless pipelining is done through an access point. There's no need to dig a trench in order to reach the sewer line. The first step is a camera inspection. Your technician will inspect your pipes to determine the damage that's occurred and whether a trenchless pipe repair is the best solution. Next, the pipe is cleaned of debris, and a liner is inserted. The liner is expanded to cover the damaged area, then sealed.

What Are the Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair?

Here are some of the advantages of trenchless pipelining over traditional repair methods.

  • Save your landscaping. Trenchless pipelining repairs your sewer line without ripping up your yard or your driveway.
  • Because there is no digging involved, trenchless pipe repair takes less time to complete than traditional sewer repairs. It typically takes about one or two days.
  • The cost of trenchless pipelining is lower than the cost of conventional repairs.

How Much Does Trenchless Pipelining Cost?

The cost of a trenchless pipe repair depends on several factors.

  • The length of the pipe that needs to be lined.
  • The cost of the materials used.
  • The pipe's condition and the extent of the repairs needed.
  • How much clearing is needed to reach the pipe, and the location of the closest access point.
  • How easy the pipe is for the plumber to navigate.

While the cost will vary depending on these elements, trenchless pipelining often costs about half as much as conventional digging methods, since you will not need to restore your landscaping.

Do you have additional questions? Contact us to learn more about trenchless pipe repair.

-A R Engh Team

Ps. In many cities, you will need to have your sewers at least inspected before you sell your home. So, if you’re selling this year, make sure you setup your inspection right away.