Trenchless sewer replacement is a modern method of repairing or replacing old sewer lines that no longer work properly. For scenarios where the sewer line runs beneath driveways, landscaping, or other buildings, trenchless installations may be the most appropriate method to use. To illustrate, let’s look at the benefits of a trenchless sewer replacement.
No Messy Ditches
Trenchless sewer replacement requires digging at least one hole at one end of the line to be replaced, but some methods need a hole at each end. These openings are the only places where the existing lines need to be accessed, whether you are having your existing lines repaired or a new line installed.
Faster Job Completion
Trenchless sewer installation requires less digging and other manual labor than traditional sewer line installation, and that means the job can be completed faster. Depending on the trenchless method being used, the size and type of job, and other factors, a trenchless system can be installed in as little as a single day. Even jobs that take more than one day will be completed in a fraction of the time a traditional trenched sewer would require.
Less Lawn Invasive
Trenchless sewer techniques use methods that can be performed with only a hole at each end of the line. This means there are no huge piles of soil choking your lawn, no shovels or ditch-digging machines cutting the roots of shrubs or trees, fragile flower beds can remain intact.
Trenchless plumbing is less lawn invasive in several ways. There are no long ditches, there are fewer workers to accidentally trample grass, and you will need fewer materials and supplies available to close up the worksite when the sewer has been installed. Basically, the more traffic you can keep off your lawn and out of your landscaping, the smoother, faster, and less expensive the project will be.
Reduced Demolition and Construction
While it is possible that some interior demolition will be necessary to complete the project, there will be much less than with traditional sewer pipe replacement. Since there aren’t any trenches involved, you won’t have to have huge areas of flooring removed and the slab underneath cut away. In the same vein, there will be less dust in your home’s air to settle on furniture or tables, less noise from power equipment, and fewer costs associated with putting it all back together again.
While it is true that trenchless sewer installation can have a slightly higher initial cost, the overall price is comparable or even lower than traditional sewer installation. More advanced equipment and technical expertise are required, and that increases the initial cost, but faster job completion, fewer materials, and reduced demolition and construction help reduce the final cost. For many homeowners, the speed and reduced invasiveness are more than sufficient to make trenchless systems more appealing and appropriate.
Whether you are having an existing line repaired or installing a sewer replacement line, using trenchless technology offers enough benefits to be worth serious consideration. Before you resign yourself to a ditch running all the way across your lawn, compare the costs and other benefits between the systems carefully. You may discover that trenchless is the way to go.
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