Here at the Twin Plumbers, we believe in using trenchless solutions to common plumbing problems wherever possible. That’s because trenchless methods are:
We’ve talked about what we believe are the benefits of trenchless sewer replacement in a number of videos on our youtube channel where you’ll see us generally using this definition of trenchless here: trenchless sewer replacement is the process of replacing or rehabilitating pipes without fully digging up the existing line. How do plumbers do that? Primarily, trenchless plumbing repair are performed inside of the pipe itself. We’ve spoken about how epoxy lining creates a new, plastic pipe inside of the broken one, and you can see in these videos how that looks in this BEFORE and AFTER pair:
But epoxy lining is just one method of trenchless technology. The other is pipe-bursting.
If your Twin Plumbers expert determines that your sewer replacement could be accomplished easily and affordably through pipe bursting, they will schedule an appointment and show up at your home with the state-of-the-art machine pipe bursting machine. They will find your pipe from above ground using a pipe detector tool, and they will determine where the break in your plumbing system is via sewer camera inspection. They may need to dig an entrance and exit hole to get to the broken line — sometimes trenchless does require some minimal digging.
Then the pipe bursting machine pulls a cable with a cone shaped head through the existing line to break apart the pipe. The cable lays new piping in the path of the old line. Then you’re done!
Although it does typically involve minor digging, the pipe bursting technique saves you lots of hassle. Here’s how:
We sure hope this blog is helpful to you! As always, thanks for reading.
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