When you need to put in a new sewer line, there’s no doubt that the work needs to be done. Whether it’s broken fittings or tree roots growing into your lines, restoring proper service is the only way to get your plumbing back into shape. But what about the mess a big trench will make of your yard? Fortunately, there are other options available. Trenchless sewer lines connect your home to the main sewer lines without damaging your landscaping. Here are some details on what a trenchless sewer line is, the benefits and drawbacks and what to expect during installation.
A trenchless sewer line is a replacement for your existing sewer line. It can be put into place by either pipe bursting or pipe lining technologies.
Trenchless sewer line installation is generally less invasive than traditional sewer line replacement. It also leaves you with a lower total repair cost when you figure in driveways or landscaping costs.
For initial outlay, trenchless sewer lines can be more expensive, though that cost is often made up when landscaping repairs come into play. If a thorough estimate has not been performed, you may end up stuck with bills for road repairs for where your line connects with the city street.
The best way to determine if this is your best option is by having bids done on the work for both types of replacement line. A thorough bid will include determining whether this solution works in your city, the cost of permits, whether you or the city are responsible for road repairs where you tie into the main sewer and what it would cost to replace the landscaping that is damaged in the process.
Now that you know what to expect, it’s time to take a good look at your situation and decide whether a trenchless sewer line is the route that will work best. With a 98% customer retention rate and over 25 years’ experience in the field, we’d be happy to help you determine the best course of action for your replacement sewer line. Please contact us today for more details.